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Buchanan appointed to Alabama Historical Commission

Meghan Buchanan, an assistant professor of anthropology, has been appointed to the Alabama Historical Commission (AHC) and will represent the Alabama Archaeological Society.

Currently, Buchanan is researching Mississippian societies along the Tallapoosa River in Alabama. Her archaeological research on Mississippian societies (ca. AD 1000-1600) of the Midwest and Southeast has focused on the consequences of violence and warfare associated with the rise and fall of these complex polities. In addition to the AHC, Buchanan is an executive officer on the board of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, a co-founder of the Southeastern Archaeological Mentoring Network, and the recipient of a National NAGPRA Consultation grant.

“We are privileged to welcome Dr. Meghan Buchanan to the Alabama Historical Commission as the Alabama Archaeological Society’s representative,” said Board Chairman Eddie Griffith. “Her insights into our history as evidenced by our archaeological record will be an invaluable asset in our mission to protect, preserve and interpret Alabama’s historic places.”

The Alabama Historical Commission is the state agency charged with safeguarding Alabama’s historic buildings and sites. Created by an act of the state legislature in 1966, it consists of twenty-one appointed members who represent a broad cross section of Alabamians.

“We appreciate our commissioners and their support in the preservation of our state’s valuable historic resources through our various programs,” said Lisa D. Jones, AHC Executive Director and State Historic Preservation Officer. “We are pleased to welcome Dr. Buchanan to the Alabama Historical Commission.”

About the Alabama Historical Commission
Located in historic downtown Montgomery at 468 S. Perry Street, the Alabama Historical Commission is the state historic preservation agency for Alabama. The agency was created by an act of the state legislature in 1966 with a mission to protect, preserve and interpret Alabama’s historic places. AHC works to accomplish its mission through two fields of endeavor: preservation and promotion of state-owned historic sites as public attractions; and statewide programs to assist people, groups, towns, and cities with local preservation activities. For a complete list of programs and properties owned and operated by the AHC, hours of operation, and admission fees please visit ahc.alabama.gov.

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