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October is Archaeology Month in Mississippi!

Archaeology month activities include public talks on archaeology and archaeological methods, visits to ongoing archaeological fieldwork projects, site tours, and even fieldwork opportunities. All events are free and open to the public. Listed below are some of the activities scheduled. Additional programs and updates will be posted here as they become finalized. Our sponsors include:

Mississippi Archaeological Association
Mississippi Dept. of Archives and History
Mississippi Dept. of Transportation

Mississippi Archaeology Month wouldn't be possible without the help of our sponsors and you can join them in their support by making a donation below.
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Archaeology Month 2021 Calendar of Events

    We will keep this site updated with the most current list of planned activities, so check back often!

Online Events

  • Date: October 7, Time 7 pm CDT
    Website: Dr. Evan Peacock presents "Archaeology at Lyon's Bluff: Past, Present, and Future."
    Event: Learn more about what archaeological research reveals about Lyon's Bluff, a Conservancy preserve that was once the site of an Indigenous agricultural village from around 1200 to 1650 AD in the Black Prairie of Mississippi. The area's peculiar environmental characteristics allow for extraordinary preservation of archaeological remains which have been revealed by excavations and remote sensing. This lecture will discuss the results of these studies and why this site is one of the most important sites in the Mid-South region.

Northern Region


Delta Region

  • Date: Saturday, October 23
    Time: 10:00am and 2:00pm
    Place: Rolling Fork, Miss.
    Event: Sam Brookes will be giving his Mound Tour during the Great Delta Bear Affair in Rolling Fork coming up on October 23rd. Plan a visit to this fun event and hop on the tour to learn about some Delta mounds.

Central Region


Southern Region

  • Date: Friday, October 22
    Time: Pending
    Place: Mississippi Armed Forces Museum, Camp Shelby, Miss.
    Event: Pending

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