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作者 Mason, Carol I
書名 The Archaeology of Ocmulgee Old Fields, Macon, Georgia
出版項 Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, 2005
國際標準書號 9780817384128 (electronic bk.)
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說明 1 online resource (242 pages)
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系列 Classics Southeast Archaeology Ser
Classics Southeast Archaeology Ser
附註 Intro -- Contents -- List of Plates, Tables, and Figures -- Foreword by Marvin T. Smith -- Preface -- Original 1963 Preface -- Introduction -- 1. The Historical Setting -- Part I. Archaeological Evidence -- 2. Excavations at Ocmulgee -- 3. The Trading House -- 4. The Lower Creek Town Site -- 5. Artifacts -- Plates -- Part II. Archaeological and Historical Implications -- 6. Identification of the Creek Town -- 7. The Lower Creeks and Their Neighbors -- 8. The Origins of Lower Creek Ceramics -- 9. Conclusions -- Appendix I. Catalogue Numbers of Illustrated Artifacts -- Appendix II. Pottery Types -- References Cited -- Index
A Dan Josselyn Memorial Publication A 17th-century trading post and Indian town in central Georgia reveal evidence of culture contact and change. Ocmulgee Old Fields near Macon, Georgia, is the site of a Lower Creek village and associated English trading house dating from the late 17th and early 18th centuries. It was excavated in the early 1930s as part of a WPA project directed by A. R. Kelly, which focused primarily on the major Mississippian temple mounds of Macon Plateau. The specific data for the Old Fields was not analyzed until nearly 30 years after the excavation. Part of the significance of this site lies in its secure identification with a known group of people and the linkage of those people with recognizable archaeological remains. The Old Fields site was among the very first for which this kind of identification was possible and stands at the head of a continuing tradition of historic sites archaeology in the Southeast. Carol I. Mason's classic study of the Ocmulgee Old Fields site has been a model for contact-period Indian archaeology since the 1960s. The report includes a discussion of the historic setting and an analysis of the archaeological materials with an identification of the Lower Creek town and possibly of the English trader who lived there. Now, for the first time, the original report is widely available in book form. With a new foreword by the author and a new introduction from Southeastern archaeology expert Marvin T. Smith, readers have the benefit of a contemporary view of this very fine piece of careful scholarship. Carol I. Mason is Adjunct Professor of Archaeology at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, and author of Wisconsin Indians: Prehistory to Statehood.Marvin T. Smith is Professor of Anthropology at Valdosta State University and author of Coosa: The Rise and Fall of a Southeastern Mississippian
Chiefdom. Additional reviews: "This volume is valuable as a landmark in Southeastern research. It is somewhat outdated in its archaeological comparisons, but it is an excellent source for site findings and historical documentation. . . . The book provides greater insight into more current documents on the topic of these early relationships between the Old and New Worlds in the Southeast. It is a starting point from which to move forward and is valuable as a catalyst for future research."-Southeastern Archaeology " Mason's work presents the analysis and interpretation of a large body of material excavated by Works Progress Administration archaeologists during the 1930s and, in this case, continued into the 1940s. Large-scale projects, undertaken by field crews numbering in the hundreds of workers, amassed quantities of artifactual material and supporting documentation. In many instances, substantial amounts of material remain unanalyzed and unreported to this day. . . . The Ocmulgee Old Fields site with its mix of indigenous and European people, local material culture and trade goods, and varied functions represents an opportunity to study the Lower Creeks between 1670 and 1717. . . .I recommend (this volume) to all colleagues laboring to understand the early historic peiod in the Southeast."-The Florida Anthropologist "A masterful blend of meticulous archaeological analysis and wide-ranging historical research . . . with extraordinary style and wisdom."-Journal of Field Archaeology
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Mason, Carol I. The Archaeology of Ocmulgee Old Fields, Macon, Georgia Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press,c2005 9780817314460
主題 Indians of North America -- Georgia -- Ocmulgee National Monument -- Antiquities.;Creek Indians -- Georgia -- Ocmulgee National Monument -- Antiquities.;Excavations (Archaeology) -- Georgia -- Ocmulgee National Monument.;Ocmulgee National Monument (Ga.) -- Antiquities
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Smith, Dr Marvin T
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