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Just a few of the many pictures I took during my archaeological field school! The first two are a before and after shot of the very first test unit we excavated (the first pic take from the western side the second from the eastern). Then a morning picture of the field next to our cabin because it’s so pretty, and a picture of the sunset from the top of Sauls Mound looking over the museum which was made to resemble a mound. The next four are from our trip to Memphis: looking down Beale street, the Lorraine Hotel where Dr. Martin Luther King was fatally shot with a wreath hanging in front, a replica of a Native hut some time during the Mississippian period (don’t ask exactly when I can’t recall) which you could go inside of, and a mound probably dating to around the same time. The last two picture are of spear heads recovered from the excavations. I found the first one in the test unit shown above, but I’m unsure as to who found the second one or where. I might post more pics later but right now I have to write a paper!

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The National Civil Rights Museum is the site of the Lorraine Motel in where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968.

The history represented in the exhibits and in this building alone, room #306 and the balcony outside of it… all of it is stark contrast to the shops, hotels and clubs less than a mile away.

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Radical Tourism

Its very rare for us to have a day of sightseeing in new places we visit. We are not against this idea, especially since much of each visit’s challenge for us is figuring out what and who the place is.  Ever since we have entered the South, both a region of the country neither of us have spent much time and it being an area that possesses such relevant and intense civil rights history, we have taken moments to explore the emotions.

In Memphis, the place Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated.

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Mural and magical, secret garden.

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Java Juice and Jazz…. just go, it is amazing.

Cragen water, documentaries on the effects of food on our bodies, and characters!

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The Peabody.