We will hold our next meeting on , the first Tuesday of the month, at The meeting will be held at the B. Calvin Jones Center for Archaeology at the Governor Martin House. The Center is located off Lafayette Street, between Seminole Drive and Myers Park Drive, at 1001 de Soto Park Drive.
Please join us as we welcome Dr. Tanya Peres of FSU's Department of Anthropology.
Black Cat Cave is a place Middle Tennessee locals told stories about for generations. It was rumored to have been the place of illicit activities and later family picnics. Little was really known about the cave until 2004, when evidence for ancient Native American activities were discovered buried inches below a twentieth century concrete slab. From 2014-2015 Dr. Peres worked on an assessment, salvage, and data collection project in collaboration with colleagues at Middle Tennessee State University, the City of Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation, and the Tennessee Division of Archaeology. This site, commonly referred to as Black Cat Cave (40RD299), is important to our understanding of how people used natural features on the landscape during the Archaic period of regional prehistory.