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Russell Cave National Monument

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Russell Cave National Monument tells the story of the longest continually occupied cave in North America which is located in Alabama. It is an archaeological site with one of the most complete records of prehistoric cultures in the Southeast. Thousands of years ago a portion of Russell Cave's entrance collapsed, creating a shelter that, for more than 10,000 years, was home to prehistoric peoples. Today it provides clues to the daily lives of early North American inhabitants dating from 10,000 B.C. to 1650 A.D.

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Runtime: 11 minutes 58 seconds

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America's National Monuments: The Historic South
Episode 1
11 minutes 53 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Still image from: Russell Cave National Monument
America's National Monuments: The Historic South
Episode 2
11 minutes 58 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
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Episode 3
10 minutes 44 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
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Episode 4
20 minutes 44 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
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Episode 5
13 minutes 34 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
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Episode 6
22 minutes 50 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
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Episode 7
12 minutes 43 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
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Episode 8
10 minutes 15 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
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Episode 9
11 minutes 40 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
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Episode 10
17 minutes 20 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12