River Talks (New Discoveries and Lessons of the Past at Mound Bottom)
February 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join the Cumberland River Compact at their upcoming River Talk!
Hundreds of years before French traders established a trading post along the Cumberland River, the Nashville area was home to an extensive and thriving ancient Native American culture known as the Middle Cumberland Mississippian. From the 11th through 13th centuries AD, the paramount center for this culture was the Mound Bottom site, located along the Harpeth River in Cheatham County. Mound Bottom features at least 12 earthen mounds, and along with a neighboring site comprises one of the largest ancient Native American mound centers in the Southeastern United States. Today Mound Bottom State Archaeological Area is part of the Harpeth River State Park and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Join staff from the Tennessee Division of Archaeology and Harpeth River State Park to learn more about the history of the Mound Bottom site, how new technologies are leading to archaeological discoveries, and about the management and preservation of this unique historical resource.
All River Talks are free and open to the public. You may reserve an optional lunch for $10 or bring your own.
To register, please visit this page: http://bit.ly/2RgDxy0.