By Charles C. Jones Jr.
A Dan Josselyn Memorial Publication
This reissue of Charles Jones's vintage investigations of the Mound developers could 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 ancient tribes with prehistoric "antiquities." released in 1873, it predated the paintings of Cyrus Thomas and Clarence Moore and is still a wealthy source for contemporary scholars.
Jones used to be a pioneer of archaeology who not just excavated vital websites but in addition similar his findings to different websites, to modern Indians, and to artifacts from different parts. His paintings covers the entire southeastern states, from Virginia to Louisiana, and is famous for its insights into the De Soto day trip and the heritage of the Creek Indians.
Best recognized for refuting the preferred delusion of the Mound developers, Jones proposed a connection among residing local americans of the 1800s and the prehistoric peoples who had created the Southeast's huge earthen mounds. His early examine and tradition comparisons resulted in the eventual death of the Mound Builder myth.
For this reissue of Jones's booklet, a brand new advent by means of Frank Schnell locations Jones's paintings within the context of his occasions and relates it to present examine within the Southeast. An engagingly written paintings more advantageous by means of a variety of maps and engravings, Antiquities of the Southern Indians will serve cutting-edge 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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Ville, 1823. 1 " 2 Nash. 8 ANTIQUITIES OF TIlE SOUTHERN INDIANS. tinued and prolonged struggles. Their country being strong, their 111en trained to arms, and the integrity of the nation at all times wonderfully preserved, these peoples do not appear, in their territorial possessions, to have been materially injured by their frequent contests with adjacent tribes. In 1762 Adair estimated the number of their warriors at three thousand two hundred, and adds, he was informed that, forty years before, they had at least six thousand men capable of bearing arms.
Were reprinted by the University of Alabama Press in 1998. 1899a Certain Aboriginal Mounds of the Coast of South Carolina. Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences ofPhiladelphia, Second Series 11(2):146-166. 1899b Certain Aboriginal Mounds of the Savannah River. Journal ofthe Academy ofNatural Sciences ofPhiladelphia, Second Series 11(2):173-184. 1907 Mounds of the Lower Chattahoochee and Lower Flint Rivers. Journal of the Academy of Naturai Sciences ofPhiladelphia, Second Series 13(2):426456.
TIONS. PLATE I. ) Turnnli and Fish-Preserves in the Etowah Valley, Georgia. PLATE II. ) Figs. 1 nnd 2. Tunluli in the Valley of Little Shoulder-bone Creek. 3. Enclosed Work. 4. geechee. 5. Stone Tumulus near Sparta, Georgia. PLATE III. ) TumuH on the Savannah"River, below Augusta. PLATE IV. ) TumuH on the Ocmulgee Rh'er, opposite the City of Macon. , A. ) Fig. 1. Skull of a Creek Indian. 2 and 3. Two Views of the Skull of an Ancient Mounu-builder. PLATE V. ) Mounu on Messier's Plantation, in Early County.
Antiquities of the Southern Indians, Particularly of the Georgia Tribes by Charles C. Jones Jr.