Trend and Tradition in the Prehistory of the Eastern United States

Trend and Tradition in the Prehistory of the Eastern United States

Trend and Tradition in the Prehistory of the Eastern United States

Trend and Tradition in the Prehistory of the Eastern United States

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This paper is a modified version of a doctoral dissertation submitted to the Division of the Social Sciences and Department of Anthropology, University of Chicago, June, 1957. Joint publication by the Illinois State Museum and the American Anthropological Association was arranged through the good offices of Sol Tax, Chairman of the Department of Anthropology, University of Chicago; Thorne Deuel, Director of the Illinois State Museum; and Walter Goldschmidt, Editor of the American Anthropologist.

I wish to express my appreciation to Frank H. H. Roberts of the Smithsonian Institution for permission to publish here much of the information which was secured by the River Basin Archaeological Salvage program in Georgia. It is also a pleasure to acknowledge the help and guidance of A. R. Kelly of the University of Georgia, and of my wife, Sheila Kelly Caldwell, archaeologist. At the University of Chicago my principal mentors were Robert J. Braidwood and Fred Eggan who naturally cannot be responsible for ways in which their suggestions may have gone astray.

My thanks for other advice, aid, or abetment are tendered to Robert M. Adams, Perry Bialor, James Brown, Thorne Deuel, Melvin L. Fowler, Maxine Kleindienst, Patricia Levy, and Patricia Watson. The manuscript was prepared by Orvetta Robinson, Dixie Vincent and Shirley Gore. The illustrations are the careful work of Bettye Broyles, executed with the cheerful cooperation of Charles W. Hodge, Museum Photographer. We have drawn the succession of pottery types in the Southeast in considerable detail, hoping to suggest what might be done more adequately for other parts of the East. I regret the unbalance in the selection of pictures, however, and must refer the reader to Ford (1952) for more pottery, and to the comprehensive series of drawings of other material culture remains published in Archeology of Eastern United States (Griffin, ed. 1952).

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