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Archaeological Salvage in the Walter F. George Basin of the Chattahoochee River
by David DeJarnette
edited by Historic Chattahoochee Commission
University of Alabama Press, 2010
eISBN: 978-0-8173-8521-7 | Paper: 978-0-8173-5644-6
Library of Congress Classification F332.C4D45 2010
Dewey Decimal Classification 975.8

David L. DeJarnette, the founder of scientific archaeology in the state of Alabama, reports on archaeological surveys and excavations undertaken in the Chattahoochee River Valley between 1947 and 1962. The three contributors, Wesley R. Hurt, Edward B. Kurjack, and Fred Lamar Pearson Jr., each made signal contributions to the archaeology of the southeastern states. With their mentor, David L. DeJarnette, they worked out a viable cultural chronology of the region from the earliest Paleoindian and Archaic foragers to the period of early European-Indian contact. They excavated key sites, including the Woodland period Shorter Mound, the protohistoric Abercrombie village, and Spanish Fort Apalachicola, in addition to a number of important Creek Indian town sites of the eighteenth century. All are here, illustrated abundantly by site photographs, maps, and of course, the artifacts recovered from these remarkable investigations.


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