| Cover photo: Participants on a past “Peoples of the Lower Mississippi Valley Tour” visiting the Prospect Hill Site.
The Archaeological Conservancy plans to resume their archaeological tours in 2021 beginning in April with the Peoples of the Lower Mississippi Valley Tour. This tour journeys from Memphis to Natchez along the southern portion of the Mississippi River, stopping at a variety of earthen mound sites and Civil War battlefields along the way.
The Conservancy cancelled tours in 2020 due to Covid-related travel restrictions and concerns. With the release of the Covid-19 vaccinations and the implementation of appropriate safety protocols, President Mark Michel (left) believes the outlook for travel in 2021 is hopeful stating:
“We are looking forward to resuming our tour program in 2021. We will be taking every precaution to keep everyone safe from Covid-19 while providing a wonderful experience.”
| Photo: Conservancy President Mark Michel at San Marcos Pueblo (NM) in 2020.
Michel also notes that all tour participants will need to obtain the full series of Covid vaccinations before departing on the tour. Further details will be shared in the coming weeks.
| Photo: Participants enjoying a canyon view on the Yampa River Tour – now booking for June 2021.
As the situation with the pandemic could rapidly change, The Conservancy will be monitoring matters closely. Changes and updates will be made as necessary, so be sure to check their 2021 Tours page or follow them on social media for future announcements.
| The Archaeological Conservancy 2020