Exploration of the Etowah Site in Georgia: The Etowah Papers / Edition 1

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Discoveries at Mound C at the Etowah site in Georgia, the result of excavations from 1925 to 1928, changed the American perspective on the artistic achievements of prehistoric Native Americans in the eastern United States. These discoveries, in a mound that had supposedly already been excavated under the sponsorship of the Smithsonian Institution in 1883, made up the final major field expedition of Warren King Moorehead, a legendary figure in American archaeology." "The papers, written in the first person and originally published in 1932, at the end of what is considered the humanistic "golden age" of American anthropology, today offer a fresh understanding of the history of American archaeology and of the cultural heritage of prehistoric Native America." "The Etowah site was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1965.
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
General Description 1
The Geologist's Statement 3
Notes on the History and Symbolism of the Muskhogeans and the People of Etowah 7
Description of Excavations 68
Mound C First Season 68
Mound B 87
Pumpkinvine Site 89
The Village Site 90
Village Site West of Mound C 96
Artifacts from Mound C 97
The Chipped Objects 99
The Monolithic Axe 100
Material from the Village Site, Excluding Pottery 100
A Study of the Ceramic Art of the Etowans 107
Incised Ware 115
Stamped Ware 122
Plain Ware 128
Painted Ware 130
Some Comparisons between Etowan, Mexican and Mayan Designs 137
Molluscan Shells from Etowah Mounds 145
Carters Quarter Site 151
Fort Mountain 155
Reconnoissances 156
Explorations near Natchez, Mississippi 159
General Observations and Conclusions 166
Index 173
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