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CSU lectures focus on Chattahoochee Valley History, Native Americans

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COLUMBUS, Ga. - Columbus State University will host the first of several spring lectures in a series titled "Chattahoochee Valley Indians: Paleo to Present," beginning Tuesday Feb. 11 at CSU's Center for Commerce and Technology auditorium on the main campus. The lecture series, initially was scheduled for January 28, was postponed due to the winter storm.

The three-lecture event at 6 p.m. Feb. 11 is free and open to the public. Future lecture dates will be announced later. The lecture series will serve as a lead-up to the May 21 opening of a Native American exhibit at CSU’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, 3535 S. Lumpkin Road. Co-sponsors of the lecture series are Fort Benning, CSU’s Ivey Center for the Cultural Approach to History, Oxbow Meadows and CSU’s College of Education and Health Professions.

Topics throughout the series will range from prehistoric climate change and lost archaeological sites to Creek Indian removal. Each subject matter expert will offer a half-hour lecture on related topics. Featured Feb. 11 speakers and their topics are:

  • Richard Gardiner, a CSU assistant professor of social science education, the Creek Indians’ early economic encounters with Europeans.
  • Paul Jackson, president of TerraXplorations, Inc., an Alabama-based consulting company that offers archaeology, architectural history and geophysics services, prehistoric climate change.
  • Christopher Parr, an archaeologist, collections manager and curator for the Virginia Department of Military Affairs at Fort Pickett in Blackstone, Va., the location and history of Fort Twiggs in Georgia.
A 30-minute question-and-answer session with the speakers follows the lectures. For more information, contact Victor Salazar, Ivey Center director, at salazar_victor@ColumbusState.edu or 706-507-8514.

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