Join Dr. Steere as he discusses the location and evolution of Cherokee towns in WNC as well as developing the trade patterns, household construction and lifestyles of the Cherokee nation. Dr. Steere has been honored with the Principal Chief Leon D. Jones Award for Archaeological Excellence for his years of research on the Cherokee. Dr. Steere believes that archaeological field work, while respecting traditional Cherokee beliefs and treatment of sacred places, leads to a better understanding and preservation of the Cherokee culture. In addition to his teaching and research, Dr. Steer serves on the Southeastern Archaeological Conference Public Outreach Committee.