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Ancient Archeological sites

Russell Cave National Monument

Russell Cave National Monument is an important archaeological site of pre Columbian Native American cultures that once lived here.

 

 

Location: Jackson County, Alabama  Map

Area: 310 acres (130 ha)

 

 

 

 

Description of Russell Cave National Monument

         

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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