Jeffrey S. Girard, a retired archeologist from Shreveport, will present a talk to the January meeting of the East Texas Archeological Society entitled “Mounds and Ritual in Early Caddo Culture”. The meeting will be held at 7PM this Thursday evening, January 23rd, 2020.
Jeff Girard retired recently after serving as the Regional State Archeologist and Assistant Professor at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches for over 26 years. He was named the Louisiana State Archeologist of the Year in 2015. He is the author of a number of works including the acclaimed 2018 book “The Caddos and Their Ancestors: Archaeology and the Native People of Northwest Louisiana”.
Jeff Girard’s talk will be the first of three lectures that the ETAS will sponsor during the Spring of 2020 dealing with Caddo Mounds. He will discuss important interactions between regional Caddo groups with the Lower Mississippi Valley and the Cahokia (St. Louis) area during the 10th and 11th centuries and how these influenced social organization and religion along the Red River.
The meeting will be held on the first floor of the Ferguson Building at Stephen F. Austin State University (on Raguet Street, one and half blocks south of College St. on west side of street.). Everyone interested the Indian Mounds and Caddo archeology is invited to hear Jeff Girard’s talk; admission is FREE. For more information, call 936-556-0854.
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