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

December 11, Sunday,1:00pm at Oaklands Mansion James Pegler guest speaker on Indigenous use of rock-shelter caves on the Upper Cumberland Plateau   ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ APRIL MEETING IS ONLINE ON THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2022, 6:00pm CDT RCAS APRIL MEETING: Online Presentation by…

Trowel Talk

Meeting, Sunday, Dec 11,1:00pm James Pegler, guest speaker

Rutherford County Archaeological Society (RCAS) MeetingSunday, December 11, 1:00pmOaklands Mansion, 900 N Maney Ave, Murfreesboro, TN 37130Doors open 12:30 pm, Meet, greet, have a yummy treat! We look forward to seeing you at our final gathering of 2022! If you…

October 29 Meeting: A flintknapper!

Please join us on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 2:00pm at Oaklands Mansion (901 N. Maney Ave,  Murfreesboro) for the October Meeting of the Rutherford County Archaeological Society, Tennessee.  We have a a special guest, archaeologist Michael J.  Miller, M.A., RPA, who will present…

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:…