Links & map of this site comment on ancient copper mining Tenn & Ky
- As a sub for school district here, the -20 w/-35 degree wind chill
closed schools up to the Upper Michigan border. Thus looked at more
details of this web site.
Thanks to designer and main host of this site (MinnesotaStan) for the
Home Page maps showing two-way PreColumbian movement both sides of
the N. American continent.
Also on the Home Page, click "Links" to note four sub-categories set
up for our use:
Ancient Traders in Metals
Evidence of Ancient Voyages
Mound Builders Sites
Not sure yet how subdivisions are created, but more could be added in
the future. A Tennessee link is one possibility once it is revealed
where current investigations in are, what area of the Highland Rim,
and which Mississippi River tributary(ies) run along or near the
In lieu of the previous American Antiquities article I sent to this
site about 5000+ years ago pre-historic copper mining deeplu within
Tennessee and Kentucky caves, that article could be placed in the
Ancient Traders in Metals category.
Marquette, Michigan historian, author on ancient copper culture,
Fred Rydholm this morning said he had never heard of copper mining in
that part of the country at such an early date. Will likely contact
AAAPF member/researcher Lee Pennington of Tennessee to consider
cooperative research and writing. Could ancient copper miners and
traders of Upper Michigan and Tennessee-Kentucky be among a trade
network of the same peoples? Ancient Great Lakes-Mississippi River/
tributaries to and from each of the mining regions listed above make
this a real possibility. Great potential for an earthshaking book.
More later about some of your fine Profiles and links...