Southeastern Archaeology

Southeastern Archaeology is a magazine focusing on Social Sciences

Articles from Vol. 28, No. 1, Summer

Bioarchaeology of Spanish Florida: The Impact of Colonialism
Bioarchaeology of Spanish Florida: The Impact of Colonialism. CLARK SPENCER LARSEN (ed.). University Press of Florida, Gainesville, 2001. 324 pp., $55 (cloth), ISBN 0-8130-2088-3.Reviewed by Ryan HarrodThe field of bioarchaeology is a relatively new...
Construction History of the Rocky Mount Historic Site (40Sl386), Piney Flats, Tennessee from Tree-Ring and Documentary Evidence
The Rocky Mount Historic Site (40SL386) in Piney Flats, Tennessee, houses structures that many believe date to the founding of the Tennessee territory, ca. 1770, when settlers from North Carolina and elsewhere traversed the southern Appalachian Mountains...
Corrected Provenance for the Long-Nosed God Mask from "A Cave near Rogana, Tennessee"
A series of rare shell and copper earrings shaped like human heads with long noses traditionally referred to as "Long-Nosed God Masks" have featured prominently in discussions of influences radiating from the Cahokian polity across a significant portion...
Dialogues in Cuban Archaeology
Dialogues in Cuban Archaeology. L. ANTONIO CURET, SHANNON LEE DAWDY, and GABINO LA ROSA CORZO (eds.). University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa, 2005. xvi + 241 pp., 46 figs., 5 tables, references, index. $26.95 (paper), ISBN 0-8173-5187-6.Reviewed by...
Domestic Houses at Coweeta Creek
This paper compares and contrasts the rebuilding sequences of late prehistoric and protohistoric Cherokee structures at the Coweeta Creek site in the upper Little Tennessee Valley of southwestern North Carolina. Several domestic structures dating to...
Epidemics and Enslavement: Biological Catastrophe in the Native Southeast 1492-1715
Epidemics and Enslavement: Biological Catastrophe in the Native Southeast 1492-1715. PAUL KELTON. University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, 2007. 288 pp., maps, tables. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8032-2756-9.Reviewed by Dale L. HutchinsonIn the wake of...
Extended Entranceway Structures in the Caddo Archaeological Area
The construction and use of extended entranceway structures from the western Ozark Highlands to east Texas illustrates the existence of a shared tradition of specialized buildings among Caddo peoples. Even within this one shared architectural tradition...
Great Basin Rock Art: Archaeological Perspectives
Great Basin Rock Art: Archaeological Perspectives. ANGUS R. QUINLAN (ed.). University of Nevada Press, Reno, 2007. 184 pp., 21 illus., 8 tables, biblio., index. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-87417-696-4.Reviewed by David W. RobinsonRock-art research in...
Hunting for Hides: Deerskins, Status, and Cultural Change in the Protohistoric Appalachians
Hunting for Hides: Deerskins, Status, and Cultural Change in the Protohistoric Appalachians. HEATHER A. LAPHAM. University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa, 2005. xii + 184 pp., figs., tables, biblio., and index. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 0-8173-1493-8; $29.95...
Native American Landscapes of St. Catherines Island, Georgia
Native American Landscapes of St. Catherines Island, Georgia. DAVID HURST THOMAS. Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History, No. 88, New York, 2008. xiii + 1,184 pp., figs., tables, appendices, biblio. $100.00 (softbound, three...
Prehistoric Cave Art from Florida
In 2007, a group of avocational cavers saw engravings on the walls of a cave in the eastern Florida Panhandle. They contacted the Cave Archaeology Research Team from the University of Tennessee, who visited the site and documented eight petroglyphs on...
Rethinking Taxonomies: Skeletal Variation on the North Carolina Coastal Plain
The current archaeological model of cultural interaction on the North Carolina Coastal Plain during the Late Woodland period (A.D. 800-1650) divides the region into three groups primarily on the basis of language and artifacts. Human skeletal remains...
The Archaeology of Traditions: Agency and History before and after Columbus
The Archaeology of Traditions: Agency and History Before and After Columbus. TIMOTHY R. PAUKETAT (ed.). University Press of Florida, Gainesville, 2001. xiv + 256 pp., illus., biblio., contributors, index. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 0-8130-2112-X.Reviewed by...
The Identification and Prehistoric Selection Criteria of Fire-Cracked Rock: An Example from Dust Cave, Alabama
This paper reports on two experimental studies designed to assess how Tuscumbia limestone from northwestern Alabama responds to heating. Experimentally derived fire-cracked rock was examined petrographically in order to develop physical correlates for...
The Native American World beyond Apalachee: West Florida and the Chattahoochee Valley
The Native American World Beyond Apalachee: West Florida and the Chattahoochee Valley. JOHN H. HANN. Ripley B. BuUen Series. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, 2006. ? + 250 pp., illus., tables, biblio., notes. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8130-2982-5.Reviewed...
The Petroglyphs and Pictographs of Missouri
The Petroglyphs and Pictographs of Missouri. CAROL DIAZ-GRANADOS and JAMER R. DUNCAN. University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa, 2000. 331 pp., 21 figs., 20 charts, 47 maps, 32 plates, 12 tables, 3 appendices, biblio., index. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 08173-0988-8.Reviewed...
Where Have All the Houses Gone? Webb's Adena House in Historical Context
William S. Webb's post circles, which he interpreted as Adena houses, are best seen as defined ritual spaces representing a type of construction which was elaborated through time with the addition of different spatial footprints and was closely related...