I have a new post for you tonight. However, because of some technical issues with graphics, you will need to read a portion of it by clicking on the link shown below (A Painting and a Story). It is a brief story about portable Mississippian petroglyph tablets, telling stories, and the intersection of Tennessee archaeology and history. I hope you enjoy it. If you get a caution box about potential virus risks, you can ignore it. My computer system is protected by Norton 360 Antivirus. Click on the following link and happy reading:
You may also see drawings and photographs of the Thruston Tablet and read about the latest in-depth research on this famous Tennessee artifact at the following URL:
If you are interested in the iconography of the Mississippian period, I would kindly urge Archaeology in Tennessee blog readers to purchase the book cited as a reference at the end of the “A Painting and a Story” link above. The recommended purchase price is $60.00. but you can probably get it at a reduced price from Amazon or another major bookseller. It is really a great book to have, and it is fun to read—also a great reference source.