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 country of archaeological learn at the rapid Creek tradition is the 1st finished assortment ever released in regards to the rapid Creek people.The fast Creek humans, situated in Georgia and surrounding states from A.D. a hundred to seven-hundred, are top identified from their pottery, which was once adorned earlier than firing with appealing paddle-stamped designs--some of the main difficult 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 endured advancements within the assortment and research of archaeological facts are advancing our wisdom of this extinct society.Although they comprehend not anything of rapid Creek language and little approximately its society, archaeologists have accumulated helpful information regarding the commercial innovations of quick Creek population. What archaeologists recognize top, although, is that the quick Creek humans have been the superior wooden carvers the realm has obvious, and their pottery will stand as their lasting legacy all the time. This publication provides and preserves their legacy.
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Extra resources for A World Engraved: Archaeology of the Swift Creek Culture
The earliest recorded illustrations of what we now know as Swift Creek Complicated Stamped pottery were presented almost 70 years before the type was formally recognized, however. In 1873 Charles C. Jones illustrated at least one sherd of this type in his classic volume Antiquities of the Southern Indians (Jones 1873:21, plate XXIX). He did not recognize them as distinct from the other stamped sherds he illustrated, most of which were much more recent in date. Additional Swift Creek sherds were illustrated in 1903 by William Holmes in his summary volume of the Indian ceramics of the eastern United States (Holmes 1903).
Swift Creek designs at the Kings Bay site: DG3 160 10-5. Swift Creek designs at the Kings Bay site: DG4 161 10-6. Swift Creek designs at the Kings Bay site: DG5 162 10-7. Swift Creek designs at the Kings Bay site: DG6 and 7 163 10-8. Swift Creek designs at the Kings Bay site: DG8 164 10-9. Swift Creek designs at the Kings Bay site: DG10 165 10-10. Swift Creek designs at the Kings Bay site: DG11 166 10-11. Paddle matches from Kings Bay and Mallard Creek sherds 172 10-12. Tentative paddle matches from Kings Bay and Mallard Creek sherds 173 10-13.
Artifacts used for neutron activation analysis 116 8-2. Groups generated by cluster analysis 124 9-1. Numbers of vessels per site analyzed petrographically along with temper class frequencies 133 9-2. Bulk composition and size indices for sand-and-gravel inclusions for the nineteen vessels from Hartford 137 9-3. Bulk composition, size indices for sand-and-gravel inclusions, and designs for the fifteen vessels plus three clay samples from Milamo 144 10-1. Design group frequencies at the Mallard Creek and Kings Bay sites 169 Page xiii 10-2.
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