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Lecture about artifacts found before TVA dam

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CHATTANOOGA (Times Free Press)-- Chattanoogans long have heard the stories of Indian villages at Dallas and Harrison bays that now are covered by Chickamauga Lake.

But next week, local residents can learn what archaeologists and scientists unearthed in the village sites in the 1930s as the Tennessee Valley Authority prepared to dam the Tennessee River.

In the first of three monthly lectures presented by Friends of Moccasin Bend National Park, Lynne P. Sullivan will tell what she found when she resurrected a long-forgotten draft report by the Works Progress Administration made during TVA excavations.

"The report never got published because World War II started," said Sullivan, a Cleveland native who is an anthropology professor at the University of Tennessee and is curator of the school's McClung Museum.

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