Rutherford County Archaeological Society

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June 2022–Tour and Excavate at Castalian Springs, TN!

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:…

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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!…

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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…

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Meeting on March 26, 1:00 pm at Oaklands Mansion

The Rutherford County Archaeological Society is excited to host a special presentation for our upcoming meeting, Saturday, March 26 at 1:00 pm at the Oaklands Mansion event room. Doors open at 12:30. Our meetings are free and open to the…

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MEETING SAT., FEBRUARY 19TH! 1:00PM NICK FIELDER

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…

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! We hope 2022 allows for a few more meetings and activities! Thank you for your continued interest and support for the Rutherford County Archaeological Society. It is very much appreciated. Please refer to our Facebook page for…

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“Thankshistory” November Meeting

November Meeting! Saturday, Nov.27 at Oaklands Mansion Event Room 900 N. Maney Ave., Murfreesboro, TN 37130 12:30pm  Meet and Greet, 1:00pm  Presentation We are happy to announce our “Thankshistory” November Meeting featuring archaeologist Dr. Andrew Wyatt, Associate Professor of Anthropology…

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Public Open Day at the Old City Cemetery! Sunday, October 24, 2:00-4:30PM

 Be at a place where you can experience the earliest days of Murfreesboro! Please join the Rutherford County Archaeological Society (RCAS) as we host another Public Open Day on Sunday, October 24 from 2:00 to 4:30PM at the “Old City…

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Zoom Meeting Sat. Sept 25! Tanya Peres

Rutherford County Archaeological SocietyTN Archaeology Awareness Month, Special Event!Dr. Tanya Peres live from Florida via Zoom!Saturday, September 25, 3:00 Central Time Link to Zoom Meeting https://fsu.zoom.us/j/99837464840?pwd=QUpyTkh6YTNaMGZPVnpxNnp2eFZFdz09

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We miss you!

We miss you!   Hello RCAS members and friends! We sure do miss seeing you!  We miss getting together, having our meetings, our annual June field trip to volunteer at MTSU’s Castalian Springs excavation (it was also canceled by MTSU), and…

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April Meeting Canceled!

April Meeting: Due to Coronavirus Covid-19  health safety measures, there will be no April Meeting. Future Meetings: We will resume our meetings when it is once again safe to do so. Please stay safe and we look forward to seeing…

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BLACK CAT CAVE FEATURED AT FEB. 22 MEETING

Have you ever been in a cave with windows and a fireplace? Black Cat Cave is a Murfreesboro legend with a hidden past – it served as a sacred burial ground for Native Americans more than 5000 years ago, and…

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January 18! Happiness is a warm archaeologist! All are welcome to come and hear presentations about Tennessee archaeology at the annual Current Research in Tennessee Archaeology meeting at MTSU.

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Hot Diggity Dog! Social Gathering on Dec. 14

This year we will be gathering at the Dog Haus Biergarten restaurant, 521 NW Broad St., Murfreesboro for an evening of good food, good drinks, good friends, and great archaeology talk! Come on down and hang out with us anytime…

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October 26 Meeting to Feature Tennessee State Archaeologist

We have a very special speaker for our October 2019 meeting, Tennessee State Archaeologist and Director, Tennessee Division of Archaeology, Mike C. Moore. Please plan on attending Saturday, October 26, noon, at the Heritage Center, 225 W. College St., Murfreesboro,…

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New Project: Oaklands Mansion Cellar Excavation Begins

At the request of the Oaklands Association and James Manning, director of Oaklands Mansion, excavations of the Mansion’s backyard cellar began last weekend, June 8-9, 2019. The 8.5′ x 10.2’ cellar, which has a depth of 4.6’, was in use…

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Old City Cemetery News–Geophysical Research!

I am happy to announce that geophysical research will begin this week, June 11-13, 2019  at the site of the Old First Presbyterian Church, its original burying ground, and the city’s original public cemetery, now collectively called “the Old City…

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OLD CITY CEMETERY PUBLIC OPEN DAY, MAY 27, 10AM TO 2:00PM

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New Beginnings: First Meeting of 2019

RCAS MEETING POSTPONED TO TOMORROW, SUNDAY AT 2:00pm (NOT NOON) AT THE HERITAGE CENTER! Update: Please join us for our first meeting of 2019 on Sunday, February 24, 2:00pm at the Heritage Center in downtown Murfreesboro, TN. We have two…

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Happy New Year!

Thank you to all who are a part of RCAS, whether through Facebook, our website, a local member, and/or a volunteer. We had a great year with our monthly meeting guest speakers providing excellent presentations, many accomplishments regarding our Old…

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ARCHAEOLOGY DAY IS ON! NOV. 3RD! Patterson Park Community Center Gym Family Friendly, something for all ages!

Our free family-friendly event will be Saturday, November 3, 1pm to 4 pm, in the huge indoor gym at the Patterson Park Community Center.  Please see details and flyer under the “Events” section.   See you there!

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Welcome to our website!

February 1, 2018   We are so glad you are here!  We have a new look thanks to our web “stylist” and coordinator Peggy Paulson.  We have more information and more photos (even more to come!).  Our newer categories include Projects,…

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