The Rutherford County Archaeological Society is happy to announce a special meeting on Saturday, February 19th, 1:00 PM at Oaklands Mansion, 900 N. Maney Ave., Murfreesboro,TN, 37130. The meeting is free and open to the public. Doors open at 12:30 PM. We look forward to seeing you!

Our guest speaker is Nick Fielder, who will present “Using the Past to Predict the Future.” A former state archaeologist, Nick was on TV news recently talking about a proposed 174 acre residential development in Williamson County that may impact Native American archaeological sites. Nick will illustrate how he and other Tennessee archaeologists have come to this conclusion. He will be sharing his photographs of several sites near the project area that were discovered during construction and the analysis of site file data from 77 sites in a 3 mile radius. Nick has spoken to our group previously and and we are looking forward to another informative and entertaining talk.

NOTE: Oaklands Mansion’s event room size allows for social distancing and we wear masks for the protection of those who have age, health, and other increased vulnerabilities to COVID. Thank you for your care and consideration.

The Rutherford County Archaeological Society(RCAS) is an all-volunteer, 501 (c)(3) non-profit service organization. Promoting public archaeology, we bring together folks from all walks of life and professional archaeologists. We serve to educate and foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of archaeology, to demonstrate the importance of research, and to promote the stewardship, preservation, and protection of our cultural resources.
We also serve the community with an ongoing project at Murfreesboro’s historic Old City Cemetery, which entails conservation, preservation, research, interpretation, and public programs