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Learn more about Bartow County’s Native American History at this Evening Lecture! 

Join Terry Powis, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Kennesaw State University, as he discusses his team’s findings at a Mississippian Era village excavation site here in Bartow County.

This lecture is free for Bartow History Museum Members. $7 for not-yet-members.


More About the Site:

Recent investigations by Kennesaw State University Field Schools completely excavated a 13th-century residential structure at the Cummings site, a small community two kilometers downriver from the Etowah Indian Mounds. Dating to the Middle Mississippian period (AD 1250-1325), this newly established community was part of the return of people to Etowah and the site’s ascent to regional prominence. The only other completely excavated Early Wilbanks phase residential building was located adjacent to Etowah’s Mound B and dug by A.R. Kelly in the 1950s. The Cummings site structure presents a view of residential life on Etowah’s periphery during its rise to power.

Get To Know the Speaker:

Terry G. Powis, PhD/RPA

Terry is a New World archaeologist in the Department of Geography and Anthropology at Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia. He joined the faculty at Kennesaw State University in August 2005 and is currently an Associate Professor of Anthropology. Terry received his Master’s degree in anthropology at Trent University and his Ph.D. in anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin. He is an archaeologist researching the Maya Lowlands of Belize, Central America, and the Southeastern United States. He specializes in pottery, diet and subsistence, and the development of complex societies.

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