Walter B. Jones

Huntsville native Walter B. Jones (1895-1977) poses here with the Hodges meteorite, the only extraterrestrial object to hit a human. Jones was a geologist and archaeologist who worked tirelessly to save and study the Mississippian-period burial mounds that are now preserved in Moundville Archaeological Park in Hale County. The Jones Museum at the site is named in his honor.

Photo courtesy of W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library, The University of Alabama Libraries