A World Engraved: Archaeology of the Swift Creek Culture by Mark Williams, Daniel T. Elliott, Rebecca Saunders, Alan

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 study at the fast Creek tradition is the 1st accomplished assortment ever released about the rapid Creek people.The quick Creek humans, founded in Georgia and surrounding states from A.D. a hundred to seven hundred, are top identified from their pottery, which was once embellished earlier than firing with attractive 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 today, and indicates how persevered advancements within the assortment and research of archaeological info are advancing our wisdom of this extinct society.Although they recognize not anything of rapid Creek language and little approximately its society, archaeologists have accrued necessary information regarding the industrial techniques of quick Creek population. What archaeologists recognize most sensible, even though, is that the quick Creek humans have been the very best wooden carvers the area has obvious, and their pottery will stand as their lasting legacy forever. This publication offers and preserves their legacy.  

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The Pickwick pottery sample consisted of 577 sherds (of which 20 percent also had quartz temper). Some illustrated examples include Swift Creek motifs. The Middle Woodland sample included twenty-four rectilinear and 264 curvilinear designs (Schroedl 1978:93). Of these, 196 quartz-tempered complicated stamped sherds bore design motifs similar to those of Swift Creek and Napier Complicated Stamped ceramics. The plow zone assemblage included forty-seven rectilinear, sixty-three curvilinear, and eighty-six undifferentiated complicated stamped sherds.

Shrines of the Prehistoric South: Patterning in Middle Woodland Mound Distribution Mark Williams and Jennifer Freer Harris 36 5. Swift Creek: Lineage and Diffusion David W. Chase 48 Page vi 6. Swift Creek Design Investigations: The Hartford Case Frankie Snow 61 7. Swift Creek Designs: A Tool for Monitoring Interaction Frankie Snow and Keith Stephenson 99 8. Neutron Activation Analysis of Ceramics from Mandeville and Swift Creek Betty A. Smith 112 9. Cultural Interaction within Swift Creek Society: People, Pots, and Paddles James B.

By the time of its completion there were few sur- Page 8 Figure 1-2. Selected Swift Creek designs drawn by Bettye Broyles (1968). prises for anyone, since the work there had been conducted thirty-nine years prior to the report. Swift Creek had become established as a vital and curious link in the long line of archaeological cultures that marked the past in Georgia and the surrounding states. The vast majority of other Swift Creek archaeological work from the late 1960s to the 1990s consists of descriptions of individual site excavations and occasional summaries similar to this one (Cook 1979; Fish and Jefferies 1978; Rcitz and Quitmyer 1988; Schnell 1975; Wayne 1987).

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