Ken Akins will discuss the rise of chiefdoms in what is now northern Georgia and reveal in his presentation a pre-Columbian culture rich in artistic achievement. He will explore first contact by the Indians with Europeans and the toll it took on their society. New techniques of archaeology will be shown that expose ancient features and structures without intrusive digging.
Mr. Akins worked for the DNR Parks & Historic Sites Dept. for 30 years culminating his career at the Etowah Indian Mounds in Cartersville, GA. There he was manager and worked with site archaeologists to uncover more of the exciting history of one of America’s premier Mississippian mound sites.
Thursday Nov. 8, 2012 at 7pm. Dahlonega Community House 111 N Park Street, Dahlonega, GA
Guests are welcome!