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 kingdom of archaeological learn at the speedy Creek tradition is the 1st finished assortment ever released in regards to the quick Creek people.The rapid Creek humans, headquartered in Georgia and surrounding states from A.D. a hundred to seven hundred, are most sensible recognized from their pottery, which used to be adorned ahead of firing with appealing paddle-stamped designs--some of the main tricky and interesting within the world.Comprehensive in scope, this quantity info the invention of this tradition, summarizes what's identified approximately it today, and indicates how persevered advancements within the assortment and research of archaeological information are advancing our wisdom of this extinct society.Although they comprehend not anything of rapid Creek language and little approximately its society, archaeologists have accumulated necessary information regarding the commercial options of quick Creek population. What archaeologists recognize top, notwithstanding, is that the fast Creek humans have been the superior wooden carvers the realm has noticeable, and their pottery will stand as their lasting legacy forever. This publication offers and preserves their legacy.  

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The work was led nominally by Arthur Kelly, but most of the actual direction was provided by James Kellar and Edward McMichael (Kellar, Kelly, and McMichael 1962). Betty Smith conducted her dissertation research on this important site and continues to be fascinated with it as demonstrated by her exploratory chapter in this volume (Chapter 8). Robert Wauchope, who conducted research in Georgia for a short period in the late 1930s, provided the next step forward for the study of Swift Creek. While teaching at the University of Georgia he conducted a survey of many sites in northern Georgia and excavated at some of the sites he located.

We hope this volume is a positive effort in that direction. Page 12 2 Swift Creek Site Excavations: The Works Progress Administration and Black Labor Alan Marsh On March 4, 1933, as Franklin D. Roosevelt took the presidential oath, the country was in the midst of a great depression. The banking system was in collapse, the economy was in shambles, and 25 percent of the labor force was unemployed. The nation turned its eyes to the new president in search of leadership and hope. People anxiously waited to see whether the "New Deal for the American people," which he had promised in his Democratic National Convention acceptance speech in 1932, would become reality.

Cm.  301) and index.  Indians of North AmericaGeorgiaAntiquities.  Indians of North AmericaSouthern StatesAntiquities.  Indian potterySouthern States.  Excavations (Archaeology)Southern States.  Southern StatesAntiquities. 01ddc21 98-9001 British Library Cataloguing-in-Publication Data available Page v Contents Figures and Tables ix Preface xv 1. Swift Creek Research: History and Observations Mark Williams and Daniel T. Elliott 1 2. Swift Creek Site Excavations: The Works Progress Administration and Black Labor Alan Marsh 12 3.

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