MTSU profs to help preserve archeological sites damaged by May floods   Leave a comment

MTSU profs to help preserve archeological sites damaged by May floods
The Daily News Journal [Murfreesboro, Tenn] 30 June 2010.
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Data collected during the project will be used to address research on the interdependence of human populations and the natural resources of the Cumberland River in Middle Tennessee, to identify critically endangered resources, and to help develop preservation strategies to protect Tennessee’s archaeological heritage.

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With a Rapid Response Research Grant from the National Science Foundation, two MTSU professors will work to preserve archeological sites damaged by the May, 2010, flood in the Nashville area.

Tanya Peres and Shannon Hodge will be able to examine more than 130 prehistoric sites. A statement co-written by Peres and Aaron Deter-Wolf of the Tennessee Division of Archaeology said, “The investigators will examine all sites to document the extent of damage caused by erosion and looting and will recover important archaeological data from sites in the greatest danger of being entirely destroyed. Data collected during the project will be used to address research on the interdependence of human populations and the natural resources of the Cumberland River in Middle Tennessee, to identify critically endangered resources, and to help develop preservation strategies to protect Tennessee’s archaeological heritage.”

Contact Peres at 615-904-8590 or at tperes@mtsu.edu.

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Posted December 6, 2011 by drtmperes in Middle Cumberland, shell midden

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