Closeup of Etowah, c. A.D. 1325–1375, © 2004 by Steven Patricia; courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago.

The Society for Georgia Archaeology is proud to offer the 2009 Lesson Plan, Learning through Archaeology: Etowah Indian Mounds. This is the twelfth in our series of Lesson Plans, offered to teachers and others as part of the Society’s mission to work actively to preserve, study and interpret Georgia’s historic and prehistoric remains.

This Lesson Plan coordinates with the theme of our 2009 Archaeology Month meeting, Mounds in Our Midst: Monuments of Prehistoric Culture in Georgia. Georgia’s archaeological landscape features numerous abandon prehistoric communities with artificial, human-constructed earthen mounds. Created by diverse Native American cultures, mainly between 500 BC-AD 1550, these remarkable monuments are evocative reminders of prehistoric societies that once flourished in every corner of the state.

Archaeology Month 2009 is devoted to a celebration of the survival of prehistoric mounds, and a meditation over their purpose and meaning. The Spring Meeting will be held May 16th and 17th at Wesleyan College in Macon. $10 per person registration fee. Review the program and see a map of the meeting location by clicking here.

Download the 2009 Lesson Plan by clicking here.

Posted online on Monday, April 13th, 2009

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2009 Archaeology Month Sponsors

Primary Sponsor: The Society for Georgia Archaeology Co-Sponsors: Coosawattee Foundation Council on American Indian Concerns Edwards-Pitman Environmental Georgia Council of Professional Archaeologists LAMAR Institute New South Associates, Stone Mountain Panamerican Consultants, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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