We’re very excited to provide an update on the project, and look forward to working with partners up and down the trail to keep the Pinhoti a successful and popular long-distance trail, while providing opportunities for new hikers and those wishing to explore beautiful East Alabama for an hour or a day, too.
Katie Shakour, PhD, RPA is a cultural resources investigator at the Office of Archaeological Research (OAR) at the University of Alabama. She has been specializing in historic archaeology and architecture since 2007. In 2020, she completed her PhD in Applied Anthropology from the University of South Florida, focusing on historic disasters and heritage in Ireland. Since 2015, Katie has been conducting historical archaeology and architectural research across the southeastern United States including sites in Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama. She specializes in community-based research to understand how the past can help contemporary communities.