Archaeology Adventures: Early Alabama History


Archaeology Adventures focuses on Alabama pre-history and history through the lens of archaeology. Students observe archaeologists on excavations, interview historians and visit historic sites—such as Moundville, The Poarch Band of Creek Indians Archives, Old Mobile and Old Cahawba archaeological sites—as they learn about Native American societies, early settlers, and early Alabama statehood.

  • Archaeology Adventures: Early Alabama History (full episode)

    Three young kids venture outside their 2-D animated world to learn about early Alabama history for their upcoming school report. Aided by their hyper-intelligent robotic friend Roto and a magical portal, they visit some of Alabama’s historic sites to learn about Native American societies, early settlers, and the beginning of Alabama’s statehood. With the help of local archaeologists and historians they just might make it back home in time to get to school and turn in their report!

    Grades: 2-5
  • Clip 1: The Assignment

    Dawn and Quin learn that they have to write a report on early Alabama history over the weekend. They then find out that Clarence and Roto may be able to help them.

    Grades: 2-5
  • Clip 2: Moundville

    After jumping through the portal into this world, the kids go on an adventure to learn more about Moundville, one of the largest Native American towns ever built.

    Grades: 2-5
  • Clip 3: Old Mobile

    The kids continue their adventure in Old Mobile, a settlement for French colonists in the early 1700s. They view artifacts from these early settlers at the University of South Alabama Archaeology Museum.

    Grades: 2-5
  • Clip 4: Tribal Archives of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians

    The kids head to the Tribal Archives of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians to view artifacts and records that show them more about the Creek Indians and their importance in Alabama.

    Grades: 2-5
  • Clip 5: Old Cahawba

    The last stop in this adventure is Old Cahawba, where the kids look at archaeological artifacts left by the residents of Alabama’s first state capital.

    Grades: 2-5
  • Clip 6: The Conclusion

    The kids discuss how much they learned on their adventure and their new-found excitement for Alabama history.

    Grades: 2-5

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