Tony Boudreaux, director of the Center for Archaeological Research at the University of Mississippi, will present “Recent Archaeological Research in the Chickasaw Homeland of Northeast Mississippi.”
Boudreaux will discuss recent work at a probable sixteenth-century settlement in the Black Prairie where archaeologists from the Universities of Mississippi, Florida, and South Carolina have been collaborating with Chickasaw Nation to investigate the time when Native Americans were first coping with the effects of contact with Europeans.
Boudreaux is also an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Mississippi. He has a B.A. degree from Mississippi State University, M.A. degree from the University of Alabama, and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Much of his research has focused on Native American communities in the Southeast from the Late Woodland, Mississippian, and Early Contact periods. He is originally from Biloxi, Mississippi.
The event is free and open to the public.