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    Russell Cave

    National Monument Alabama

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Archaic family at Russell Cave

Archaic family getting ready for dinner

Painted by: Susan Walton

A Creative Narrative of the Archaic Period at Russell Cave

Step back in time, thousands of years ago to learn about the lifeways of the people that lived in the cave.

This is a story of a man and his son that lived in Russell Cave during the Archaic Period. Share a smile and even a tear as the son tries to become a great hunter like his grandfather. more...

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Did You Know?

Pottery Sherd

Broken pieces of pottery are called "sherds". The National Park Service found over 13,000 pottery sherds at Russell Cave National Monument. Almost all types of pottery from the local region were found at this site. The pots were used for storage and cooking.