Mounds and Towns in the Cherokee Heartland of Western North Carolina

The Western Office (Archives and History) Asheville NC
Event Description:

Thursday, May 10th 2018 - 6:30 pm

Dr. Ben Steere, assistant professor of anthropology and co-director of Cherokee Studies Programs at Western Carolina University will discuss the archaeology of mounds and towns in the Cherokee heartland of western North Carolina.

Space is limited - RSVP is required for this event. Contact Jeff Futch (828) 296-7230 ext. 222 or

The archaeological traveling exhibit NC Digs! and artifacts from the Berry Site located in Burke County will also be on display at the Western Office from April 16 to May 31. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public. NC Digs! highlights five different types of archaeological sites found across North Carolina: Native American, Battlefield, Plantation, Trash Pit, and Industrial. The exhibition includes artifacts from the Berry Site and others from western North Carolina. 

For additional information about the exhibition and special evening programs please call (828) 296-7230, email, or visit

Western Office of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources |  176 Riceville Road Asheville NC


Presented by: Dr. Ben Steere

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