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HOMEPAGE-slider_archaerepsIn celebration of October as Archaeology Month, the Department of Archives and History is making more than two dozen volumes in its long-running Archaeological Reports Series available as free downloads. The series provides the most thorough treatment of many prehistoric and historic sites across the state, from Native American mound sites to Civil War batteries.

Patricia Galloway, who served as series editor 1981-2000 , said, “It's very good news for Mississippi archaeology that the MDAH Archaeological Reports, permanently valuable for their primary data reporting, will now be available online. As editor I always tried to keep our costs low, but you can't beat free!”

Other Archaeology Month activities include public talks on archaeology and archaeological methods, visits to ongoing archaeological fieldwork projects, site tours, and even fieldwork opportunities. This program is financially assisted by the National Endowment for the Humanities through the Mississippi Humanities Council, the Mississippi Archaeological Association, the Mississippi Department of Transportation, the Mississippi Association of Professional Archaeologists, R. Christopher Goodwin and Associates, the Tennessee Valley Archaeological Research, Strange Brew Coffeehouse in Starkville, and the Cobb Institute of Archaeology, Mississippi State University.

For a complete listing of Archaeology Month events in Mississippi, visit the Mississippi Archaeological Association website.

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