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I've been watching commencement speeches today.
I thought they were all boring and uninspiring but it’s actually the complete opposite, it is so nice to discover a bit of real life experiences each speaker has been through. they all teach meaningful messages. Good way of procrastinating by the way. Here are some links:
Archaeologist Digging Up Signs of Early Civilization in Tunica
TUNICA, MS - An archaeologist is digging up 700-year-old pieces of Mississippi’s history in Tunica this summer to discover clues about the area’s earliest residents.
Tulane archaeologist Bryan Haley is set up under a tent on some farm land, in a part of town known as the Hollywood Mounds. The Mounds were once home to Mississippi’s most prominent Native American ancestors.
Haley and a team of students are working to figure out what secrets are buried deep in Tunica’s soil.
“It’s the ultimate kind of puzzle,” Haley says, “to figure out what they were doing and understand who they were when there’s no written record.”
The Mounds date back to the 1300’s and 1400’s, and Haley compares them to current big cities like New York and Boston. Read more.