Bottle Creek: A Pensacola Culture Site in South Alabama by Ian W. Brown, Dr. David S. Brose, Penelope Ballard Drooker,

By Ian W. Brown, Dr. David S. Brose, Penelope Ballard Drooker, C. Margaret Scarry, David W. Morgan, Paul D. Jackson, Irvy R. Quitmyer, Christopher B. Rodning, Diane E. Silvia, Richard S. Fuller, Hunter B. Johnson

Which include 18 earthen mounds and diverse extra habitation parts courting to A.D. 12501550, the Bottle Creek web site was once first professionally investigated in 1932 while David L. DeJarnette of the Alabama Museum of ordinary heritage begun paintings there to figure out if the positioning had a cultural reipconnected to the north by means of a river method. This quantity builds on past investigations to give large fresh information from significant excavations performed from 1991 to 1994 and supported partially via an NEH supply. Ten anthropologists learn a variety of features of the location, together with mound structure, prehistoric nutrition, pottery class, vessel types, textiles used to make pottery impressions, a microlithic stone software undefined, water commute, the patience of mound use into old occasions, and the placement of Bottle Creek within the protohistoric international.

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The Gulf Coast Survey is an archaeological program of the Alabama Museum of Natural History. It is under my direction as Professor of Anthropology and Curator of Gulf Coast Archaeology. The GCS occupies four of¤ces on the fourth ®oor of the Mary Harmon Bryant Hall at the University of Alabama and a lab on the third ®oor. Its research focuses on the prehistory and history of the northern Gulf Coastal Plain of the southeastern United States. My students and I currently are conducting ¤eld projects in Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana.

1250–1550). Drooker then puts Bottle Creek into regional perspective by looking at the distribution of different weaves in the Eastern Woodlands. She includes information on comparable material from historic and ethnographic sources, in addition to collections from other sites. Her study is a ¤ne example of how pottery can be used to help reconstruct the soft and pliable materials of life that seldom survive long enough to become a part of the archaeological record. The paper by Christopher Rodning (Chapter 11) deals with water travel 26 / Ian W.

These tests were not only signi¤cant in revealing culture-historical information, but they produced extremely valuable data relating to mound construction and various social activities. d. 1250–1550). In its early stages it experienced activities that involved the manufacture and/or use of microliths, a subject dealt with by Paul Jackson in this volume (Chapter 9). We observed a wall 3. Despite the isolation of Bottle Creek, or perhaps because of it, looting has been a problem over the years. One major phase occurred in the 1970s, which helped bring important recognition to the site’s importance (Lankford et al.

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