|Aerial view of the Temple Mound at Moundville Archaeological Park|
in Alabama, the setting of "Digging Up Bones."
Moundville was a city of large man-made mounds that thrived on the banks of the
|Aerial view of Moundville Archaeological Park |
today with the Temple Mound in the
foreground and the Plaza Mound in center.
Official Results of Inaugural SELTI Writing Contest
First Place: "Digging Up Bones" by Kathryn C. Lang
Second Place: "Chunkey" by Louise Herring-Jones
Third Place: "The Serpent's Curse" by Michael S. Offutt, Sr.
Fourth Place: "Legend of Arimatha" by Summer Cato
“Digging Up Bones”
|A doctoral candidate works on an|
excavation project at Moundville.
“What did you find?” The young intern could tell her partner was surprised by something down in the hole. He had stopped digging. “Sam?” It bothered her even more that he was not answering.
|Interior of the Jones Archaeological Museum at Moundville.|
|The annual Moundville Native American Festival is held |
each fall. Check the museum website for dates and events.
|The famous Stone Duck Bowl recently returned to|
Moundville from the Smithsonian.
Also, anyone interested in visiting Moundville would also be interested in visiting the several nearby cultural attractions of the University of Alabama Museums, which first discovered the SELTI project through the Alabama Tourism Department. The Alabama Tourism Department and the Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports Commission both offer wonderful local guides on where to stay, where to eat, and what to do while visiting the area.
|Kathryn C. Lang|
From the University of Alabama's
|Interior of Jones Archaeological Museum,|
showing life-size representations of a
Native American prince preparing to marry.
Hear Kathryn Lang interviewed on Alabama Public Radio after she wins the 2012 SELTI Tourism Fiction Award, presented by Senator Clay Scofield, Chairman of the Alabama Senate Tourism and Marketing Committee.