By Mark Williams, Daniel T. Elliott, Rebecca Saunders, Alan Marsh, Buddy Calvin Jones, D. Keith Stephenson, Daniel T. Penton, Betty A. Smith, Douglas Sun, Frankie Snow, Jennifer Freer-Harris, Judith A. Bense, Karl T. Steinen, Keith Ashley, Louis Daniel Tesar
This significant precis of the present kingdom of archaeological learn at the fast Creek tradition is the 1st finished assortment ever released about the speedy Creek people.The fast Creek humans, based in Georgia and surrounding states from A.D. a hundred to seven-hundred, are top recognized from their pottery, which used to be adorned sooner than firing with attractive paddle-stamped designs--some of the main problematic and interesting within the world.Comprehensive in scope, this quantity information the invention of this tradition, summarizes what's recognized approximately it this day, and indicates how persisted advancements within the assortment and research of archaeological information are advancing our wisdom of this extinct society.Although they comprehend not anything of speedy Creek language and little approximately its society, archaeologists have gathered worthy information regarding the commercial thoughts of quick Creek population. What archaeologists comprehend top, despite the fact that, is that the speedy Creek humans have been the very best wooden carvers the realm has obvious, and their pottery will stand as their lasting legacy all the time. This e-book provides and preserves their legacy.
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Additional info for A World Engraved: Archaeology of the Swift Creek Culture
Block Stamped sherds from the Block-Sterns site, Feature 61 245 14-1. Coastal versus inland locations of Santa Rosa-Swift Creek sites in northwestern Florida 248 14-2. Map of the Third Gulf Breeze site, a U-shaped ring midden 258 14-3. Map of the Horseshoe Bayou site, a U-shaped ring midden 259 14-4. Possible Santa Rosa-Swift Creek site clusters 261 14-5. Base map of the Bernath Place site, a Santa Rosa-Swift Creek shell midden 264 14-6. Examples of Santa Rosa-Swift Creek artifacts from the Bernath site 265 Tables 7-1.
Page 19 3 The Northern and Eastern Expression of Swift Creek Culture: Settlement in the Tennessee and Savannah River Valleys Daniel T. Elliott The Swift Creek type site, located on Swift Creek in Bibb County in central Georgia, was excavated in 1936 and 1937 (Kelly and Smith 1975). By 1939 the usual range of the Swift Creek Complicated Stamped ceramic type was listed as "Georgia, northwest Florida, perhaps north into the Tennessee Valley" (Haag 1939b). The pottery was seen as older than Macon Plateau and Lamar and approximately contemporaneous with Stallings Island fiber-tempered and Deptford check-stamped wares.
The chapter by Alan Marsh in the present collection (Chapter 2) discusses some of the logistical aspects of its excavation in 1936 and 1937. This mound was approximately 3 meters high when excavated and had been plowed for many years. Kelly and his wife, Rowena, were reportedly fascinated by the beautiful complicated stamped ceramics found there in abundance. Although he devoted fewer than two pages of his sixty-eightpage report to the description of the excavations, he spent nearly twenty pages discussing the pottery found there.
A World Engraved: Archaeology of the Swift Creek Culture by Mark Williams, Daniel T. Elliott, Rebecca Saunders, Alan Marsh, Buddy Calvin Jones, D. Keith Stephenson, Daniel T. Penton, Betty A. Smith, Douglas Sun, Frankie Snow, Jennifer Freer-Harris, Judith A. Bense, Karl T. Steinen, Keith Ashley, Louis Daniel Tesar