TVA Works with Experts and Volunteers to Protect Painted Bluff Archaeological Site

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March 18, 2014

What

Tennessee Valley Authority works to protect a prehistoric and historic rock art site that has been damaged by natural elements and vandalism.

Who

  • Rebecca Tolene, TVA vice president of Natural Resources
  • TVA archaeologists
  • Rock art conservation specialist (under TVA contract)
  • Volunteers helping to enhance site

When

Friday, March 21, 2014

1 p.m. CDT

Boats depart for site

1:30 – 3 p.m. CDT

Site tours and interviews

3:30 p.m. CDT

Boats return to boat ramp

Where

Guntersville Dam and Lock Boat Ramp

Additional Information

Painted Bluff, managed by the TVA, sits on two bluffs overlooking the Tennessee River. The site has more than 80 drawings in red, orange and yellow created over 600 years ago. The archaeological site will be improved by removal and camouflaging of the graffiti.

Directions

Take Highway 431. Turn onto Guntersville Dam Road. Take last right before dam which will take you to the boat launch ramp.

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