Southeastern Archaeology

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Articles from Vol. 23, No. 2, Winter

Aboriginal Subsistence Technology: A Personal Perspective
In 1980, Lewis H, Larson, Jr. published Aboriginal Subsistence Technology on the Southeastern Coastal Plain During the Late Prehistoric Period, a revised and updated version of his 1970 dissertation. It is a testimony to the importance of the dissertation...
An Archaeological Friendship of More Than Half a Century
Lew Larson and I have known each other since taking part in a field school run by Professor Lloyd Wilford of the University of Minnesota during the summer of 1947. I have followed his work in Georgia with visits to his excavations at Etowah and trips...
An Enduring Contribution: Following Larson's Lead on Pottery Change in the Mission Period
Larson's (1978) early synthesis of change in Native American lifeways as a consequence of Spanish missionization was the basis of much of the subsequent research into Mission period effects. Larson was the first to describe changes in prehistoric and...
Captives and Cousins: Slavery, Kinship, and Community in the Southwest Borderlands
Captives and Cousins: Slavery, Kinship, and Community in the Southwest Borderlands. JAMES F. BROOKS. University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 2002. 419 pp., maps, figures, tables, footnotes, index. $22.50 (paper), ISBN 0-8078-5382-8.Reviewed...
Deciphering Etowah's Mound C: The Construction History and Mortuary Record of a Mississippian Burial Mound
When Lewis H. Larson, Jr. began work on Etowah's Mound C in 1954, he was faced with a mound remnant. The summits and part of the inner core had been removed by the unsystematic digging of previous excavators. Despite the difficult conditions, Larson's...
Digging through Georgia: 1958-1960
Our earliest exposure to the Etowah Mounds and Lewis Larson dates to 1958-60. Our reminiscences are from a period when we were young, impressionable, and poor. We ended up working our entire lives as Southeastern archaeologists mainly due to this experience...
Excavations at Wickliffe Mounds
Excavations at Wickliffe Mounds. KIT W. WESLER. University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa and London, 2001. xxi + 178 pps., illus., tables, biblio., index, CD. $39.95 (paper), ISBN 0-8173-1064-9.This book is interesting for not only its archaeological...
Foraging, Farming and Coastal Biocultural Adaptation in Late Prehistoric North Carolina
Foraging, Farming and Coastal Biocultural Adaptation in Late Prehistoric North Carolina. DALE L. HUTCHINSON, with contributions by ANN KAKALIOURAS, LYNETTE NORR, and MARK TEAFORD. University Press of Florida, Ripley P. Bullen Series (JERALD T. MILANICH,...
Legislation, Legacy, and Larson: Lewis H. Larson, Georgia's First State Archaeologist
In 1972, when Lewis H. Larson, Jr. was appointed Georgia's first state archaeologist, state historic preservation programs were struggling to combine state duties with the new mandates of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). As state archaeologist,...
Lewis H. Larson, Jr.: From Minnesota to Georgia-A Road Less Traveled
INTRODUCTIONLewis H. Larson, Jr. retired on 1 September 1998, bringing to a close more than fifty years of involvement in Georgia and Southeastern archaeology. Several of Lew's friends and colleagues thought that it would be appropriate to organize a...
Mortuary Patterns at a Sixteenth-Century Town in Northwestern Georgia
Investigations of Mississippian mortuary patterns in the Southeast traditionally focus on the hierarchical dimensions of chiefdom social organization and the individuals who occupied society's highest ranks. The 2.3 ha King site town, with its 250 burials...
Places That Count: Traditional Cultural Properties in Cultural Resource Management
Places that Count: Traditional Cultural Properties in Cultural Resource Management. THOMAS F. KING. Heritage Resource Management Series, Vol. 6 (DONLD FOWLER, series ed.). AltaMira Press, Walnut Creek, CA, 2003. 256 pp., illus., biblio., index. 256 pp.,...
Religion, Power, and Politics in Colonial St. Augustine
Religion, Power, and Politics in Colonial St. Augustine. ROBERT L. KAPITZKE. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, 2001. 219 pp., 4 figs., notes, glossary, biblio., index. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 0-8130-2076-X.Robert Kapitzke's book, Religion, Power,...
The Education of an Archaeologist: The 1954 Season at Etowah, Georgia
Excavations at the Etowah site in northwestern Georgia during the summer of 1954 resulted in some of the most remarkable discoveries in the history of the Southeastern archaeology. That season also marked the effective beginning of the author's career...
The Sapelo Shell Ring Complex: Shallow Geophysics on a Georgia Sea Island
The Sapelo Shell Ring complex, located on Sapelo Island, Georgia, consists of three large circular shell mounds and numerous smaller amorphous shell middens. Today, one of the rings is highly visible; however, the two other rings and the nonring middens...
The Submound and Mound Architecture and Features of Mound C, Etowah, Bartow County, Georgia
The paper describes the remnants of nonresidential structures that preceded the construction of Mound C, the future locus of the mortuary mound and temple at the Etowah site. Features and construction of the mound are also described. The nature of the...
Thinking about Cultural Resource Management: Essays from the Edge/Thinking about Significance
Thinking About Cultural Resource Management: Essays from the Edge. THOMAS F. KING. AltaMira Press, Walnut Creek, CA, 2002. xix + 196 pp., glossary, biblio., index. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 0-7591-0214-9; $22.95 (paper), ISBN 0-7591-0214-7.Thinking About...