Content related to the removal of the stone mound located behind the Oxford Exchange shopping center
Experts refute claims in 2nd mound report Some experts and academics around the state are disagreeing with a University of Alabama archaeologist’s report concluding a pile of stones in Oxford is a natural phenomenon — not built by American Indians centuries ago.
Alabama archaeologist releases report A University of Alabama archaeologist has released a report stating his case that a stone mound in Oxford was created by natural forces and not by Native Americans centuries ago as was indicated in a report he signed last year.
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Patrick McCreless Star staff writerAnniston Star
UA professor defends claims about Oxford mound OXFORD — A University of Alabama archaeologist Wednesday said more investigation had led him to believe natural forces created a pile of stones that an earlier report bearing his signature said had been erected by humans hundreds of years ago.
UA expert: 'Mound' is still there OXFORD — A University of Alabama archaeologist Tuesday told the City Council natural forces created a stone mound that was the source of controversy in 2009, contradicting a report he signed last year, which claimed the mound was likely made by human hands about 1,000 years ago.
Debating Star’s coverage of Oxford mound I want to clarify the record in regards to a Jan. 28 story in The Star, “UA professor defends claims about Oxford mound,” that discussed my credentials without mentioning the credentials I do have.
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Robert A. Clouse Special to The StarAnniston Star
Mound of embarrassment I am embarrassed every time I read an article like I read this morning in The Star. It was written by reporter Patrick McCreless about our rich Native American culture in Oxford. He is obviously a man of knowledge and culture. He knows what a rich Indian history we have. Oxford, listen and learn from him.
Fighting for their beliefs I have heard of "fair-weather" friends, but this is the first time I've heard of "fair-weather" Indians. The modern-day Indians aren't like those we were raised with in the westerns. They would be out there fighting for what they believed in, no matter the weather.
A good end to bad story? Securing stone mound's legacy There's no reason to shed tears anymore over the Native American stone mound in Oxford. What's done is done. The hill is unsightly, equal parts eyesore and embarrassment for Mayor Leon Smith and the city. There is much blame and shame to go around Oxford City Hall. There is no magic wand anyone can wave to return the hill to its prior state.