Russell Cave National Monument is located in Jackson County in Alabama and cover a
total area of 310 acres (130 hectares). Archaeological digs in
Russell Cave National Monument
showed that people first settled in the area 10,000 years ago.
Radiocarbon dating of charcoal left from fires Archaic people
burned here were date as early as 6550- 6145 BC. This natural
formation could house several families of 50- 60 people. The
cave provided shelter from the natural elements as well as
constant source of water that flows here.