About Us

Mission:  The Rutherford County Archaeological Society serves to educate and foster a deeper appreciation of archaeology, to demonstrate the importance of archaeological research, and to promote the stewardship, preservation, and protection of our cultural resources. The Rutherford County Archaeological Society…

Old City Cemetery Project

    Bringing Back a Special Place The historic site now known as Murfreesboro’s “Old City Cemetery” is located on the 300 block of E. Vine street. It is the oldest historic site in Murfreesboro and encompasses the buried archaeological…

Meetings

Brief Overview Sept 11 Meeting Presentation “Digging Deep at Oaklands Mansion: The 19th Century Backyard Cellar by Laura Bartel In 2019, James Manning, Executive Director of Oaklands Mansion contacted me and asked if I and members of RCAS would excavate…

Trowel Talk

Sept. 11, 2022 Meeting: Laura Bartel on “Digging Deep at Oaklands Mansion: The 19th Century Backyard Cellar” Sunday, Sept.11, 2:00pm at Oaklands Mansion

RCAS June 2022 MTSU CASTALIAN SPRINGS TOUR AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY FOR ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELDWORK Place: MTSU Archaeological Field School at Castalian Springs, 150 Rock Springs Road, Castalian Springs, TN Free—open to the public, weather permitting Dates: Saturday—June 4, 11, 18 Times:…

Special Event: RCAS to have artifacts and displays at Oaklands Mansion on Sunday, May 15,2022

The Rutherford County Archaeological Society(RCAS) will be sharing the past with the public as a participant at Oaklands Mansion’s “Free Day” on Sunday., May 15, 2022 from 10am until 4pm. Admission to tour Oaklands Mansion is free on this day!…

Thursday, April 21 Meeting is Online— Tennessee Archaeology, Kevin E. Smith

RCAS APRIL MEETING: Online Presentation by Kevin E. Smith In lieu of an in-person meeting this month, we are happy to announce a live online presentation sponsored by the Tennessee Division of Archaeology. The TDOA has created a new virtual…