Monday, January 24, 2005


Archaeologist to speak in Orange Beach

By Angela Rand
January 23, 2005

Archaeologist Bonnie Gums from the University of South Alabama will present a talk titled "Prehistoric peoples at Orange Beach" at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Orange Beach Senior Activity Center on Canal Road (Alabama 180), next to the Orange Beach Public Library, 1/4-mile east of Alabama 161.

She will discuss archaeological discoveries such as two large pits filled with shells and fish bones left by prehistoric peoples of the Weeden Island culture, who lived along the waterways of Orange Beach between A.D. 700-900. She will also bring artifacts for show and discussion.

The presentation is co-sponsored by USA Center for Archaeological Studies, the southwest chapter of the Alabama Archaeological Society, and Orange Beach Public Library. This is a free event.

For more information, contact Bonnie Gums at 460-6562 or, or Angela Rand at 981-2923 or

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