Russell Cave offers one of the longest and most complete archeological records in the eastern United States. The artifacts found here indicates intermittent human habitation for almost 10,000 years. Using carbon-14 dating techniques, researchers have dated the charcoal remains from fires uncovered at various depths. They could then date objects found at the same layer as a fire, gradually building up a continuous record. The initial excavation by the Tennessee Archeological Society in 1953 unearthed a great number of bone tools, jewelry and pottery fragments to a depth of 6 feet. The Smithsonian Institution, with financial support from the National Geographic Society, undertook another dig from 1956 to 1958. These excavations reached a depth of more than 32 feet. A third and final 10.5 foot excavation was done by the National Park Service in 1962 to fill out the archeological record and establish an on-site museum.
(Huntsville) Big Spring International Park
(Fort Payne) Little River Canyon National Preserve
(Stevenson) Russell Cave National Monument
12/07 Coming to The Stevenson area
Mountain Brook Spring Art Show Mountain Brook AL April20 Up to one hundred local member artists
will display original artwork for sale in an outdoor setting in quaint Mountain
Brook near Crestline Village. Artwork available will range in size from minis to
extra large canvases and all price ranges. Jazz band will be featured and food
will be available at field.
Panoply Arts Festival Huntsville AL April26-28 Each spring in the heart of the Rocket City the arts are in full bloom at the Panoply Arts Festival.
Inman Park Spring Festival Atlanta GA April27-28 During the last weekend in April each year, Inman Park proudly presents a neighborhood festival widely regarded as Atlanta's most spirited and eclectic. Highlights include: Atlanta's biggest Street Market, A juried Arts and Crafts Show, The city's quirkiest and most colorful Parade, The Tour of Homes, Live music, A Dance Festival, Children's Activities, Food and beverages.
Powers' Festival Newnan GA April27-28 Powers Festival supplies the best arts, crafts, food, fun, and entertainment.
Snellville Days Arts and Crafts Festival Snellville GA May4-5 Join us at the park for over 150 craft, food, sponsor, and civic vendors. We also have a kid's field running all day both days and continuous live entertainment both days.
Shaky Knees Music Festival Atlanta GA May4-5 The two-day festival will feature many bands across three outdoor stages as well as local food trucks, artisans and vendors