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Old Daphne Methodist Church, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Latham United Methodist Church, Swift Presbyterian Church, Montgomery Hill Baptist Church, First Baptist Church of Bay Minette, Marlow United Methodist Church, Stockton United Methodist Church, First Church of Christ Scientist, Swedish
This book deals with the prehistory of the region encompassed by the present state of Alabama and spans a period of some 11,000 years—from 9000 B.C. and the earliest documented appearance of human beings in the area to A.D. 1750, when the early European settlements were well established. Only within the last five decades have remains of these prehistoric peoples been scientifically investigated.
This volume is the product of intensive archaeological investigations in Alabama by scores of amateur and professional researchers. It represents no end product but rather is an initial step in our ongoing study of Alabama’s prehistoric past. The extent of current industrial development and highway construction within Alabama and the damming of more and more rivers and streams underscore the necessity that an unprecedented effort be made to preserve the traces of prehistoric human beings that are destroyed every day by our own progress.
First published in 1975 and long out of print, this book is now reissued in a handsome new edition. Alabama is like one big front porch where folks gather on summer nights to tell tales. It’s a sprawling porch stretching from the Tennessee River Valley to the sandy Gulf beaches. In this book, Mrs. Windham takes readers on a tour of the history, people, and places of the “heart of Dixie.” The stories are alike in their unmistakable Southern blend of exaggeration, humor, pathos, folklore, and romanticism with family history woven in.
Using Stanford University’s voluminous collection of archival material, including previously unpublished writings, interviews, recordings, and correspondence, King scholar Clayborne Carson has constructed a remarkable first-person account of Dr. King’s extraordinary life.
For more than three thousand years its wealth and magnificence were unrivaled…and then lost to the desert sands. Now take a marvelous journey down the mighty Nile and back through time as we uncover many of ancient Egypt?s long-lost mysteries. It’s all here – pyramids and temples, pharaohs and mummies – in this fascinating collection that explores one of the greatest cultures the world has ever known.
Disc 1: Egypt Uncovered In five revealing episodes, world-renowned Egyptologists employ the latest technology and modern archaeological findings to breathe life into one of history’s most fascinating cultures. A startling new picture emerges of the civilization that dominated the world for millennia.
Disc 2: Egypt’s Ten Greatest Discoveries Egypt’s preeminent archaeologist, Zahi Hawass, and his team have selected the ten most important discoveries in Egypt. From major battles, to mega-construction, these discoveries reveal the amazing stories of the lives of kings, queens and ordinary people. Secrets of Egypt’s Lost Queen More powerful than Cleopatra or Nefertiti, Hatshepsut was Egypt’s greatest female ruler…and then she disappeared. Dr. Zahi Hawass investigates several mummies, one of which may well be the remains of this powerful queen.
Why Ancient Egypt Fell Once the envy of the ancient world, the mighty civilization of Egypt stood for thousands of years until it underwent a swift decline and eventual fall. Given its wealth, power and rich culture, how could such a magnificent empire collapse so entirely?
Women Pharaohs Cleopatra, Nefertiti, Nefertari and Hatshepsut were icons of beguiling beauty and power who once dominated ancient Egypt. Their command rivaled that of the mightiest male rulers in history. A startling new discovery unveils the secrets of their charms.
Another great resource on t his subject for people of all ages comes from Study.com. A good place to start is their own lesson on Primary vs. Secondary Resources in Historical Research.
The Archaeology Museum showcases artifacts from the Gulf Coast and covers over 12,000 years of prehistory and history. Artifacts are contextualized using a series of life-size scenic representations depicting archaeologists at work and glimpses into the ways of life of ancient Woodland cultures, mound-building Mississippian peoples, early French settlers, and an African American family after the Civil War.
Admission is Free