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Moundville Archaeological Park Has Re-opened

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Moundville Archaeological Park has re-opened its Admissions office and Museum! We are excited to be able to share the incredible history and culture of the Moundville site with all of our visitors again. New check-in procedures, as well as enhanced safety and cleaning protocols, have been implemented to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Please be aware of the following when visiting our spectacular archaeological site and fantastic museum: * All visitors, including the city of Moundville residents […]

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APT Films Program at UA’s Moundville Archaeological Park

Inquiring minds want to know: what was life like at Moundville hundreds of years ago? “Archaeology Adventures,” a new television program aimed primarily at elementary school students in Alabama, answers that question. Dr. Alex Benitez, director of Moundville Archaeological Park, and Dr. John Blitz, professor in UA’s department of anthropology, recently assisted a film crew from Alabama Public Television in developing the program. “Archaeology Adventures” is an effort to engage second- through fifth-grade students in learning about Alabama’s history in […]

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From Stones to Birds … Weekend Events at Moundville Park

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama’s Moundville Archaeological Park is hosting two fun-filled and educational events the weekend of July 21 — its annual Knap-In and Birdfest 2017. 17th Annual Knap-In The community is invited to explore the ancient art of flintknapping during the annual Knap-In July 21 and 22. Flintknapping is an ancient Indian technique for chipping stone into tools and weapons. In the last 20 years, this ancient art has been revitalized and is shared by hundreds of […]

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‘Saturday in the Park’ is Back at Moundville Archaeological Park

The University of Alabama’s Moundville Archaeological Park resumes its Saturday in the Park programs this weekend with the topic “Jewelry and Flint Knapping with John Parker.” Saturday in the Park is a series of demonstrations and presentations related to Native Americans, archaeology, natural history, sustainable gardening and more. Many of the topics directly relate to the recently renovated exhibits in the Jones Museum or the archaeology, flora and fauna of the park. Most programs, which run from 11 a.m. to 3 […]

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