Oxford stone mound
Content related to the removal of the stone mound located behind the Oxford Exchange shopping center
Experts refute claims in 2nd mound report
Some experts and academics around the state are disagreeing with a University of Alabama archaeologist’s report concluding a pile of stones in Oxford is a natural phenomenon — not built by American Indians centuries ago.
Feb 09, 2010 |  52 comments | 128 128 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alabama archaeologist releases report
A University of Alabama archaeologist has released a report stating his case that a stone mound in Oxford was created by natural forces and not by Native Americans centuries ago as was indicated in a report he signed last year.
Feb 02, 2010 |  3 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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UA professor defends claims about Oxford mound
OXFORD — A University of Alabama archaeologist Wednesday said more investigation had led him to believe natural forces created a pile of stones that an earlier report bearing his signature said had been erected by humans hundreds of years ago.
Jan 28, 2010 |  49 comments | 102 102 recommendations | email to a friend
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UA expert: 'Mound' is still there
OXFORD — A University of Alabama archaeologist Tuesday told the City Council natural forces created a stone mound that was the source of controversy in 2009, contradicting a report he signed last year, which claimed the mound was likely made by human hands about 1,000 years ago.
Jan 27, 2010 |  54 comments | 113 113 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cashing in on history: Moundville brings money to west Alabama, but price is too high for Oxford
Centuries ago, American Indians settled in an area near Tuscaloosa, where they built towering mounds and a thriving cultural center. Today the area is known as the Moundville Archaeological Park and it too is thriving — drawing thousands of visitors and generating millions for the economy of west Alabama each year.
Jan 23, 2010 |  9 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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Related Letters and Editorials
Debating Star’s coverage of Oxford mound
I want to clarify the record in regards to a Jan. 28 story in The Star, “UA professor defends claims about Oxford mound,” that discussed my credentials without mentioning the credentials I do have.
Feb 02, 2010 |  50 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mound of embarrassment
I am embarrassed every time I read an article like I read this morning in The Star. It was written by reporter Patrick McCreless about our rich Native American culture in Oxford. He is obviously a man of knowledge and culture. He knows what a rich Indian history we have. Oxford, listen and learn from him.
Jan 29, 2010 |  0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Buried in Oxford: Secrecy is a damning trait
Of all the troubling aspects surrounding the ongoing saga of Native American sites in Oxford, one has bubbled to the top. It's the secrecy.
Jan 25, 2010 |  4 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fighting for their beliefs
I have heard of "fair-weather" friends, but this is the first time I've heard of "fair-weather" Indians. The modern-day Indians aren't like those we were raised with in the westerns. They would be out there fighting for what they believed in, no matter the weather.
Sep 11, 2009 |  8 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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A good end to bad story? Securing stone mound's legacy
There's no reason to shed tears anymore over the Native American stone mound in Oxford. What's done is done. The hill is unsightly, equal parts eyesore and embarrassment for Mayor Leon Smith and the city. There is much blame and shame to go around Oxford City Hall. There is no magic wand anyone can wave to return the hill to its prior state.
Sep 03, 2009 |  2 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Related Documents
University of Alabama report on Oxford stone mound
The report regarding the stone mound in Oxford from the University of Alabama Office of Archaeological Research.
Jul 09, 2009 |  11 comments | 152 152 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter from Gov. Riley to blogger
Gov. Bob Riley's letter to a blogger concerning the stone mound in Oxford.
Jul 21, 2009 |  0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter from Mayor Leon Smith regarding Oxford stone mound
A July 27 letter from Mayor Leon Smith stating that the Oxford stone mound is manmade.
Jul 29, 2009 |  0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
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Document: Archaeological monitoring of dismantling of Site 1Ca636 (part 1)
Part one of the University of Alabama archaeological report supporting a natural origin for the Oxford mound.
Feb 02, 2010 |  2 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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Document: Archaeological monitoring of dismantling of Site 1Ca636 (part 2)
Part two of the University of Alabama archaeological report supporting a natural origin for the Oxford mound.
Feb 02, 2010 |  0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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