September 2021

Rutherford County Archaeological Society
TN Archaeology Awareness Month, Special Event!
Dr. Tanya Peres live from Florida via Zoom!
Saturday, September 25, 3:00 Central TimeZoom Meeting

Link to Zoom Meeting
It is our pleasure to invite you to attend a special virtual event. Celebrated archaeologist and author, Dr. Tanya Peres, formerly of MTSU and currently at Florida State University, will be speaking to us on Saturday, September 25, at 3:00PM live from Florida on Zoom. Tanya will be reading selections from her book, Mastodons to Mississippians: Adventures in Nashville’s Deep Past and discuss the ancient lifeways of some of middle Tennessee’s earliest inhabitants. Tanya is an entertaining speaker and this is something that you do not want to miss!
Dr. Tanya M. Peres is an Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director of Anthropology at Florida State University in Tallahassee. She is a Past President of the Tennessee Council for Professional Archaeology and spent a decade as a member of the Anthropology faculty at MTSU. She directed the Middle Cumberland Archaeology Project and the Rutherford County Archaeological Project both funded in part by grants from the Tennessee Historical Commission. Since 2007 Tanya has collaborated with Aaron Deter-Wolf (Tennessee Division of Archaeology) on research and archaeological excavations at sites throughout Middle Tennessee. Together they are the editors of the scholarly volumes The Cumberland River Archaic of Middle Tennessee and Baking, Bourbon, and Black Drink: Foodways Archaeology in the Southeastern United States. Mississippians to Mastodons is their first co-authored book. You can read more about Tanya’s past and current research here:



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