TVAR offers a full spectrum of archaeological services covering all phases of surveys and excavations. With a team of professionals possessing a diverse range of expertise, we assist clients, both governmental and private, to accomplish archaeological compliance and research. Examples of some of our recent projects are highlighted below.
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The Snodgrass Bridge site consists of deeply stratified archaeological deposits along the banks of the Tennessee River that have produced important evidence regarding the prehistory of northeastern Alabama. The site yielded a substantial collection of carbonized food plant remains and remnants of an earth oven, both of which are informative in regard to Late Woodland foodways.
Tennessee Valley Archaeological Research conducted extensive excavations at three sites along Chickasawhay Creek in east-central Mississippi. The investigations revealed evidence of periodic Native American occupations over a period of more than 5,ooo years. The latest occupations were associated with Choctaws residing in the area during the eras of colonial Louisiana and early American expansion into the region.
TVAR conducted excavations in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee that exposed archaeological deposits dating from the early 1800s until the 1970s. Among the findings were remains of a nineteenth-century mayor’s house and a residential structure that was converted into a Lutheran mission home, which provided care for both orphans and wayward women. The archaeological excavations exposed remnants of a subterranean dungeon built by the mission home for the confinement of some of its adult female inmates.
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