Reading has introduced me to many places I would like to visit. With my interest in history, the First North Americans series by W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear, were books just made for me. It was through their books I learned about, or more about, many of our country's Native American archaeological sites. Once we began traveling more, I put some of those sites on my 'to see' list. Moundville, Alabama was such a site. It was my main focus of what I wanted to see/visit in Alabama on our way to Florida to visit Christine and Dale in 2014. I have already shared much about our trip there in my April 16, 18, 21 and 23, 2014 blogs, so I will try to use different photos here.
Making it to the top of the largest mound at Moundville.
Rabbits aren't the only thing we have at home, Jean. We also have kitties. This little one was so friendly I could have brought it home with me. I thought about it!
Hawk carving atop one of the poles at the entrance to Jones Archaeological Museum
Because I lost all my photos of the first time we were in Alabama during our 2008 trip, I almost forgot about it. After leaving Shiloh National Military Park in Tennessee, we dipped down into Mississippi and over to the very Northwest corner of Alabama in order to drive on the Natchez Trace Parkway. You guessed it, another one of those places I had read about!
(If interested, the Moundville Archaeological Park site can be found here.)