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30 Days of Tennessee Archaeology, Day 9

September 10, 2014

Here is a blog post I wrote for the Tennessee Council for Professional Archaeology blog’s 30 Days of Tennessee Archaeology that reports on the C.H. Nash Museum’s commitment to public access to curated collections.

Tennessee Council for Professional Archaeology

Big Ideas at the C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa

Dr. Robert Connolly
Director, C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa

At the C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa in Memphis Tennessee, we are committed to opening the collections we curate to increased public accessibility. The Fred Jobe collection is a case in point. Here is how that story goes:

Chucalissa has a long-standing relationship with the Memphis Archaeological and Geological Society (MAGS). In fact, MAGS was founded in the early 1950s based on their interest in research at Chucalissa. The first published field report of Chucalissa was written by Kenneth Beaudoin in 1952 and details MAGS excavations at the site. Today, MAGS members continue to volunteer at Chucalissa on a host of projects.

Members of the Memphis Archaeological and Geological Society inventory artifacts at the C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa. Members of the Memphis Archaeological and Geological Society inventory artifacts at the C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa.

During one of their volunteer sessions, MAGS members inventoried artifacts from the Fred…

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