Press

Below is a list of our press coverage.

Technology boots up Civil War history
Chattanooga Times Free Press
August 6, 2009

Ms. Parish and the mappers of today, Josh Boutwell and Max Schneider with Alexander Archaeological Consultanting of Wildwood, Ga., said the efforts is a first of its kind and likely will spark similar work anywhere good historical maps can be made to meet today's streets.


Preservation prize
Chattanooga Times Free Press
July 3, 2009

A Chattanooga woman's work with a North Georgia company to document and preserve a Marion County coal mining ghost town has won recognition from the Tennessee Historical Commission...


Marion County: Three Area Sites Added to Historic Places List
Chattanooga Times Free Press
May 7, 2008

The little-known 457-acre McNabb Mines in Marion County's Shakerag community, the Cleveland Southern Railway Depot and the Cleveland to Charleston Concrete Highway in Charleston are among seven Tennessee sites just added to the National Register of Historic Places...


Archaeology digs begin at airport site
Chattanooga Times Free Press
March 29, 2008

Activity has begun at the site of Cleveland's future airport. Archaeologists were picking meticulously through the clay beneath the topsoil at the remains of an old farmhouse Friday...


Making history
Chattanooga Times Free Press
May 7, 2008

More than 100 years ago, this sparse, densely forested Marion County community was alive with activity. Miners blasted the land, railroad cars wove through the hills and barges swollen with coal floated up and down the adjacent Tennessee River...


Indian Heritage Showcased Today
Chattanooga Times Free Press
November 16, 2007

Also at today's program, Max Schneider will demonstrate the art of flint knapping, fashions tools and arrow heads from the rock, he said. Mr. Schneider works with Mr. Alexander at Alexander Archaeological Consultants Inc. in Wildwood, Ga.


Move old graves or build around them?
Huntsville Times
July 16, 2007

Alexander Archaeological Consultants in Wildwood, Ga., will handle the actual dig that starts today. The company's Lawrence Alexander said the length of the work will depend on how many graves there are.


History etched In stone
Chattanooga Times Free Press

A massive boulder along the remains of an early 19th-century road in Lookout Valley recently caught the eye of a field technician canvassing a new parcel of national park property...


Airport Archaeology
Cleveland Daily Banner
April 4, 2007

Two archaeologists with Chattanooga-based Alexander Archaeological Consultants sift dirt in a cornfield bordering Tasso Lane and Michigan Avenue as part of the environmental impact study being conducted on the proposed site of the new Cleveland Municipal Airport...


Submerged, But Not Forgotten - TVA Asked to Relocate Grave Sites
Chattanooga Times Free Press
April 12, 2006

Driftwood rather than flowers decorates the graves of three members of the Long family, who were buried on the banks of the Tennessee River more than a century ago. Dennis Lambert, an amateur historian living in Bridgeport, Ala., believes he may be relate ...


Burns Island Rich in Artifacts
Chattanooga Times Free Press
May 21, 2005

To the untrained eye, Burns Island, situated just above Nickajack Dam in Marion County, looks like any other island in the Tennessee River. But dig a few feet into the sod and the history of thousands of years of human habitation is revealed, said Lawrence Alexander, an archaeological consultant...


Artifacts unearthed on island in TVA talks
Chattanooga Times Free Press
May 19, 2005

To the untrained eye, Burns Island, situated just above Nickajack Dam in Marion County, looks like any other island in the Tennessee River. But dig a few feet into the sod and the history of thousands of years of human habitation is revealed, said Lawrence Alexander, an archaeological consultant...


Grant Recipient for Constitution Island, West Point
Preservation League of New York State

Grant of $3,000 toward an archaeological survey of portions of Constitution Island. The Island played a major role in the Revolutionary War as the anchor point of the legendary chain that was stretched across the Hudson River to what is now from West Point in order to prevent the British from traveling up the river. Fortifications and barracks on the Island pre-date the military use of West Point...


Archaeologists Work on Dig at Queensboro Furnace
Pointer View
October 8, 2004

Archaeologists recently excavated the historic Queensboro Ironworks, located on the training grounds of West Point, as a part of the Directorate of Housing and Public Works continuing upkeep and restoration of historic sites...


Battle of Lookout Mountain tour
Chattanooga Times Free Press
February 21, 2003

Over the past four years, Lawrence Alexander, owner of Alexander Archaeological Consultants, worked with dozens of volunteers to uncover more than 500 artifacts from the battle at Reflection Riding Botanical Garden & Arboretum...


Ringgold Gap Artifacts Come Home
Fort Oglethorpe Press
March 27, 2002

Catoosa County Historian and former State Rep. William H.H. Clark, who is currently writing "The History of Catoosa County Volume 2," recently went to West Georgia College in Carrollton with archaeologist Lawrence Alexander of Wildwood, GA., and Society member Alva Crow to examine 13 boxes of artifacts recovered by the state archaeologists around 1960. Clark was a driving force behine retrieving the exhibit pieces.


Bend park nears reality
Chattanooga Times Free Press

The U.S. House voted Thursday to authorize the creation of a 780-acre district preserving the Chattanooga peninsula's American Indian and Civil War history, U.S. Rep. Zach Wamp, R-Tenn., said. The item was included in a $396 billion congressional spending agreement for fiscal year 2003, he said.