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Archaeological Salvage in the Walter F. George Basin of the Chattahoochee River, Archaological Salvage in the Walter F. George Basin of the Chattahoochee River, 0817356444, 0-8173-5644-4, 978-0-8173-5644-6, 9780817356446, , , Archaological Salvage in the Walter F. George Basin of the Chattahoochee River, 0817385215, 0-8173-8521-5, 978-0-8173-8521-7, 9780817385217,

Archaeological Salvage in the Walter F. George Basin of the Chattahoochee River
David DeJarnette

Quality Paper
2010. 254 pp.
978-0-8173-5644-6
Price:  $34.95 s
E Book
254 pp.
93 Illustrations
978-0-8173-8521-7
Price:  $34.95 d

David L. DeJarnette, the founder of scientific archaeology in the state of Alabama, reports on archaeological surveys and excavations undertaken in the Chattahoochee River Valley between 1947 and 1962. The three contributors, Wesley R. Hurt, Edward B. Kurjack, and Fred Lamar Pearson Jr., each made signal contributions to the archaeology of the southeastern states. With their mentor, David L. DeJarnette, they worked out a viable cultural chronology of the region from the earliest Paleoindian and Archaic foragers to the period of early European-Indian contact. They excavated key sites, including the Woodland period Shorter Mound, the protohistoric Abercrombie village, and Spanish Fort Apalachicola, in addition to a number of important Creek Indian town sites of the eighteenth century. All are here, illustrated abundantly by site photographs, maps, and of course, the artifacts recovered from these remarkable investigations.
 
Copublication with the Historic Chattahoochee Commission
 
 

David L. DeJarnette is the founder of scientific archaeology in the state of Alabama.


"This compendium volume is the only source for several studies that are benchmarks in the history of archaeology for a region that continues to be the focus of intensive and important research."

—John H. Blitz, co-author with Karl G. Lorenz of The Chattahoochee Chiefdoms


“The Walter F. George volume is both a transitional document in the history of American archaeology and a valuable source of data concerning the western side of the Lower Chattahoochee River from the fall line of the river to the Florida state line. Like Charles C. Jones’ work on Georgia and reprints of other important pioneering archaeological treatises re-released by The University of Alabama Press, this work offers an opportunity to revisit difficult to find information and period interpretation of the archaeological past."

—Frank T. Schnell Jr., editor of Antiquities of the Southern Indians, Particularly of the Georgia Tribes


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