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By Philip Phillips, James A. Ford, James B. Griffin, Albert Gordon, Paul Gebhard, Donna Dickerson, Caroline Gebhard

ISBN-10: 0817350225

ISBN-13: 9780817350222

A Dan Josselyn Memorial Publication

A vintage paintings through 3 very important students who rfile prehistoric human profession alongside the decrease reaches of the continent's greatest river.

The decrease Mississippi Survey used to be initiated in 1939 as a joint venture of 3 associations: the college of Geology at Louisiana nation college, the Museum of Anthropology on the collage of Michigan, and the Peabody Museum at Harvard. Fieldwork begun in 1940 yet used to be halted through the warfare years. whilst fieldwork resumed in 1946, James Ford had joined the yank Museum of common background, which assumed cosponsorship from LSU. the aim of the decrease Mississippi Survey (LMS)—a time period used to spot either the fieldwork and the ensuing volume—was to enquire the northern two-thirds of the alluvial valley of the reduce Mississippi River, approximately from the mouth of the Ohio River to Vicksburg. This region covers approximately 350 miles and were lengthy considered as one of many imperative scorching spots in japanese North American archaeology.

Phillips, Ford, and Griffin surveyed over 12,000 sq. miles, pointed out 382 archaeological websites, and analyzed over 350,000 potsherds with a purpose to outline ceramic typologies and determine a few cultural classes. The dedication of those students to constructing a coherent realizing of the archaeology of the realm, in addition to their mutual appreciate for each other, enabled the booklet of what's now more often than not thought of the bible of southeastern archaeology. initially released in 1951 as quantity 25 of the Papers of the Peabody Museum of yankee Archaeology and Ethnology, this paintings has been lengthy out of print.

Because Stephen Williams served for 35 years as director of the LMS at Harvard, succeeding Phillips, and used to be heavily linked to the authors in the course of their lifetimes, his new advent deals a large evaluation of the work's effect and cost, putting it in a latest context.

"Meant for the specialist and proficient layman, it units a typical for archaeological studies."—Journal of the West

"One of the real classics within the box. . . enormously influential over the a long time. . . . bettering this undying quantity, the recent version comprises 4 very precious indexes (general, website descriptors, pottery descriptors, and different artifacts). . . .This booklet shouldn't be an previous tome collecting airborne dirt and dust at the shelf, yet a source in consistent use for reference and thought. scholars of archaeology should still learn it for example of 1 of the 1st nice syntheses. no one should still behavior archaeological examine within the Southeast with out realizing it."—Journal of Alabama Archaeology

"For someone who has attempted hard and long to discover a duplicate of the unique, this reprinted quantity is a godsend. . . . to claim that this 1951 examine is a vintage is a huge understatement. not just did the amount set the root for far of the learn carried out in the LMV due to the fact that that point, it had an important imapct upon how that examine was once (and nonetheless is) carried out. Names of some of the classes, cultures, and pottery kinds (even a few pottery types) that this day are in most cases hired around the zone owe their genesis to PF&G. . . . No archaeologist operating within the LMV, and positively none in the kingdom of Mississippi, can be and not using a replica. . . . there's no excuse to not have this learn now that it truly is to be had back at an affordable cost. when you don't but have a duplicate, pass get one now! you'll be very blissful that you just did."—Mississippi Archaeology

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Ford. Teocentli 72 (October):3. 2 vols. Peabody Museum Papers, Harvard University. 1973 Introduction to Archaeology ofMississippi. Reprinted in Antiquities of the New World, vol. 16, by C. S. Brown, pp. xvii-xx. AMS Press for the Peabody Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Price,]. E. 1973 Settlement Planning and Artifact Distribution on the Snodgrass Site and their Sociopolitical Implications in the Powers Phase in Southeast Missouri. D dissertation, Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

369 71. Portion of Marquette's map of 1673-74 ...... 398 72. Map showing possible location of Quapaw villages in the period 1673--{)o ........ facing 410 73. •.. 455 ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEY IN THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI ALLUVIAL VALLEY LIST OF COLLOTYPE FIGURES 74. Edgefield Site (13-P-z), Mound A, from the east (a); Winterville Site (ICrL-l); Mound A, from the east (b); Rose Mound (u-N-3), from the southwest (c). 75. Series of progress views of stratigraphic excavation on Cut A, Rose Site (lz-N-3), April, 1947.

Subdivision of Survey Area into analysis units for purposes of seriation .................. 17. Seriation Graph No. I, Lower Yazoo Basin area .............................. facing lB. 2, Lower Arkansas River area .............................. facing 19. Seriation Graph No. 3, Upper Sunflower area 2ll 22S llB 230 ................................... facing 232 63 74 B3 92 103 III 115 114 130 I3B 20. Seriation Graph No. 4, Memphis area. facing 21. 5, St. Francis area facing 22. Stratigraphic diagram, Cut A, Walls Site (13P-I) ....................................

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