By Charles C. Jones Jr.
A Dan Josselyn Memorial Publication
This reissue of Charles Jones's vintage investigations of the Mound developers may be a useful source for archaeologists today.
Long a vintage of southeastern archaeology, Charles Jones'sAntiquities of the Southern Indians used to be a groundbreaking paintings that associated historical tribes with prehistoric "antiquities." released in 1873, it predated the paintings of Cyrus Thomas and Clarence Moore and continues to be a wealthy source for contemporary scholars.
Jones was once a pioneer of archaeology who not just excavated very important websites but additionally comparable his findings to different websites, to modern Indians, and to artifacts from different parts. His paintings covers all the southeastern states, from Virginia to Louisiana, and is famous for its insights into the De Soto excursion and the background of the Creek Indians.
Best identified for refuting the preferred fable of the Mound developers, Jones proposed a connection among residing local american citizens of the 1800s and the prehistoric peoples who had created the Southeast's huge earthen mounds. His early study and tradition comparisons ended in the eventual dying of the Mound Builder myth.
For this reissue of Jones's booklet, a brand new advent by way of Frank Schnell areas Jones's paintings within the context of his instances and relates it to present learn within the Southeast. An engagingly written paintings more desirable by way of a variety of maps and engravings, Antiquities of the Southern Indians will serve trendy students and fascinate all readers drawn to the region's prehistory.
Frank T. Schnell Jr. is an Archaeologist and Historian on the Columbus Museum in Columbus, Georgia.
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Their coulltry was mentioned as a land abounding in towns and subsistence. Earl)T in the eighteenth century, they occupied the western bank of the Savannah River; and, as late as 1736, claimed the country both above and below Augusta. The name of at least one creek in Columbia County perpetuates at once their lnemory and the fact of their former occupancy of this region. A residue of the Natchez forsook their old habitat on the banks of the Mississippi, and, journeying eastward, associated themselves with the Creeks less than one hundred and fifty )Tears ago.
Savannah, 1848. 1VAR, PEACE, PUBLIC BUILDINGS. 15 black-drink-talkof news, the public and clomestic concerns, slllol<:e their pipes and play thla-chal-litch-cau. They have a regular ceremony for making as ,veIl as delivering the a-cee to all who attend the square. III all transactions which require secrecy,the rulers meet in the chooc-ofau-tllluc-co-the rotun~(la or assemblyroom called by the traders 7~ot-house-kindlethe spiral fire, deliberate, and decide. When they have decided on any case of death or whipping, the lnico apl)oillts the warriors who are to carry it into effect, or he gives the judglnent to the great warrior (tustullnuggeethluc-co) and leaves to hinl the time and nlunner of executing it.
Bureau ofAmerican Ethnology, Bulletin 119, pp. 1-68. Washington. , and Lewis H. Larson, Jr. 1957 Explorations at Etowah, Georgia 1954-1956. Archaeology 10(1), spring. Moore, Clarence B. 1897 Certain Aboriginal Mounds of the Georgia Coast. Journal ofthe Academy ofNatural Sciences ofPhiladelphia, Second Series 11(1):1-144. This volume and the next two publications, edited with an extensive introduction by Lewis H. , were reprinted by the University of Alabama Press in 1998. 1899a Certain Aboriginal Mounds of the Coast of South Carolina.