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Moundville Archaeological Park

Educational Outreach

Want to give your students the Moundville experience but can’t make the trip? Let us bring Alabama Native American culture to you!

For more information or to book a program, please contact our education department at (205) 371-8732 or llrasco@ua.edu. Programs are subject to availability and must be scheduled at least one week in advance.

Mother Earth & the Three Sisters

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Participants learn how plants were used for tools, weapons, food, and medicine. See objects made from a variety of plants and other natural materials. Try “Black Drink” (a Southeastern Indian tea) and sample a Native American food.

Price: $100 instructor fee plus $2 per person supply charge. Mileage rate not included. Up to 25 people per presentation. Can be scheduled for up to 3 classes per day.

10,000 Years in an Hour

Learn about the archaeology, prehistory, and history of Alabama Native Americans. Your group will get to see and touch artifacts and reproductions representing cultures as old as 10,000 B.C. You will also learn the basic principles of archaeology and what distinguishes different prehistoric Native American cultures from one another.

Price: $75 instructor fee for up to 30 students per presentation. Mileage rate not included. Up to 25 people per presentation. Can be scheduled for up to 3 classes per day.

Arts, Images, & Ornaments

Learn how Mississippian Native Americans looked and dressed. Find out what researchers think different symbols mean. Children can have their faces painted with Mississippian symbols and make their own shell necklaces.

Price: Group rate ($6 each) plus $100 (up to 25, then $2 for each additional person). Mileage rate not included. Up to 25 people per presentation. Can be scheduled for up to 3 classes per day.

Ancient Tools & Weapons

Learn about the materials and technologies that Native Americans used to make tools and weapons! Visit with an experienced flintknapper as he discusses how stones, bones, and other materials were used to make tools and weapons for hunting, fishing, and other purposes.  A number of different tools and weapon reproductions are displayed and are hands-on for students or visitors.

Program participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and learn how to throw a spear using an atlatl.

Price: Group rate ($6 each) plus $100 (up to 25, then $2 for each additional person). Mileage rate not included. Up to 25 people per presentation. Can be scheduled for up to 3 classes per day.