You’re invited to come hear Park Ranger Mark M. Crawford III speak about the Mesa Verde National Park at the Williamson County Archaeological Society’s monthly meeting.
In southwestern Colorado, Mesa Verde National Park protects over 600 rock shelters, known as “cliff dwellings”, that contain ancient cities constructed primarily in the 1200s A.D. These cities were built by the Ancestral Puebloans (formerly known as the Anasazi) and serve as time capsules preserving their vast and mysterious culture. Today, 21 modern indigenous tribes, collectively known as Puebloans, are recognized as descendants of these prehistoric groups. Ranger Crawford will explore their legacies through archaeological research and ethnographic accounts.
This program is being hosted by WCAS as part of their monthly meeting. The purpose of the Williamson County Archaeological Society (WCAS) is to inform and provoke thought about prehistoric Indigenous cultures in our local area and the Southeast. They seek and welcome the attention of modern folks who want to learn about, care for, protect, and preserve the over 430 known ancient sites in Williamson County, Tennessee from destruction and exploitation.
The Williamson County Archaeological Society usually meets every other month at the Williamson County Public Library in Franklin, TN. These meetings are FREE and open to the public. For more information about the society and future meetings, visit and like their Facebook Page.
Williamson County Public Library 1314 Columbia Avenue - Franklin Details
The Williamson County Public Library System seeks to meet the recreational, educational, and information needs of county patrons through: a significant collection of digital and print materials housed at a network of countywide locations headquartered in Franklin; extensive personal computer and related technology; and diverse and interesting programs targeted to various age groups.
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1314 Columbia Avenue, Franklin, TN 37064 615-595-1269