Prehistoric Indians of the Southeast: Archaeology of Alabama and the Middle South

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University of Alabama Press, Jan 30, 1990 - Social Science - 313 pages

This book deals with the prehistory of the region encompassed by the present state of Alabama and spans a period of some 11,000 years—from 9000 B.C. and the earliest documented appearance of human beings in the area to A.D. 1750, when the early European settlements were well established. Only within the last five decades have remains of these prehistoric peoples been scientifically investigated.

This volume is the product of intensive archaeological investigations in Alabama by scores of amateur and professional researchers. It represents no end product but rather is an initial step in our ongoing study of Alabama's prehistoric past. The extent of current industrial development and highway construction within Alabama and the damming of more and more rivers and streams underscore the necessity that an unprecedented effort be made to preserve the traces of prehistoric human beings that are destroyed every day by our own progress.

 

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A very comprehensive look at the ancients which inhabited the region. I was very glad to have found such a publication, since there aren't many that exist on the subject. Pretty much everything I wanted to know is in there...needless to say, I'm buying this book very soon. I would suggest anyone that lives around here who's interested in prehistoric Indians give this a read. 

Contents

1 Discovering the Past
1
2 The Environment
13
3 Pioneer Hunters and Gatherers
20
4 The Archaic Stage
38
5 The Gulf Formational Stage
77
6 The Woodland Stage
104
7 The Mississippian Stage
185
8 The Twilight of Prehistory
246
Glossary
276
Bibliography
278
Index
297
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