|Three sisters garden at Aldridge|
Chip Wente created a traditional kitchen and cooked native Alabama foods in an earth oven using clay pots he created in the traditional Native American style.
UAB ANTHRO-TEACH students and faculty worked with the Aldridge volunteers and crafters to teach the public about the lifeways of the Native Americans in Alabama and the Southeast. Visitors to Aldridge learned about beading and the bead loom.
UAB Anthropology Department faculty Lori Cormier and Sharyn Jones explained artifacts, (their use and construction) from the Josselyn Archaeology Collection housed at UAB Here visitors are handling enigmatic clay "Poverty Point Objects" from the site of Poverty Point in Louisiana.
|UAB Anthropology student Brandon Grisaffi explains pottery making in Alabama per-Columbian times to Aldridge visitors.|
|UAB Anthropology Graduate Student Christel Carlisle describes Native American homes and musical instruments to program participants.|
|Graduate student, Anna McCown explains ground stone technology and the distribution of Native American tribes in the past.|
|Dr. Jones discusses Alabama archaeology with visitors to the Josselyn exhibit.|
|Aldridge visitors select gourds to work and create useful household items with.|
|Ethel Owen displays her beautiful pine needle baskets, a type of weaving art used by Native Americans.|
The photos below are of the Sylestine Legacy, a troupe of Creek Indian dancers who participated in the Whispers from the Past event.
|These young visitors to Aldridge try their hands at making music.....|