By Mark Williams, Daniel T. Elliott, Rebecca Saunders, Alan Marsh, Buddy Calvin Jones, D. Keith Stephenson, Daniel T. Penton, Betty A. Smith, Douglas Sun, Frankie Snow, Jennifer Freer-Harris, Judith A. Bense, Karl T. Steinen, Keith Ashley, Louis Daniel Tesar
This significant precis of the present nation of archaeological study at the quick Creek tradition is the 1st complete assortment ever released in regards to the rapid Creek people.The fast Creek humans, based in Georgia and surrounding states from A.D. a hundred to seven-hundred, are most sensible recognized from their pottery, which used to be embellished sooner than firing with appealing paddle-stamped designs--some of the main elaborate and engaging within the world.Comprehensive in scope, this quantity info the invention of this tradition, summarizes what's recognized approximately it today, and indicates how persevered advancements within the assortment and research of archaeological information are advancing our wisdom of this extinct society.Although they comprehend not anything of quick Creek language and little approximately its society, archaeologists have gathered helpful information regarding the commercial thoughts of rapid Creek population. What archaeologists understand top, despite the fact that, is that the speedy Creek humans have been the superior wooden carvers the realm has visible, and their pottery will stand as their lasting legacy all the time. This publication provides and preserves their legacy.
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Indeed, in retrospect his study suffers from a lack of adequate site data. However, this desire to understand archaeological cultures from a large-scale perspective must remain an important impetus for our research. Swift Creek's assumed connection to and contemporaneity with the Hopewell Interaction Sphere, as Caldwell soon named it, were made much clearer by the excavations at Mandeville, a small two-mound site on the eastern side of the Chattahoochee River. Excavated prior to construction of the Walter F.
C. D. 1100). One of the most important discoveries, however, was evidence of a culture of people who used carved wooden paddles to produce elaborate designs on their clay pots. The newly defined culture was named after its type site: Swift Creek. Since its initial discovery by the black women of the WPA, evidence of the Swift Creek culture has been found throughout Georgia and into Florida. Work by the WPA women continued until the winter of 1937. At the termination of excavations about three-fifths of Mound A was standing, and project supervisors were hopeful that future excavations would yield more knowledge about this new archaeological culture.
The termination of the WPA program at Swift Creek was also the termination of the use of black workers on the Ocmulgee excavations. Thousands of laborers were employed on New Deal programs at Ocmulgee between 1933 and 1942, but this group of about forty women comprised the Page 18 only blacks involved in the work. This reflected the national picture as well. Between 1935 and 1941, only about 3 percent of all WPA workers were black women (Jones 1985:217). Some scholars have argued that funds from the WPA and other New Deal programs were used to reinforce traditional class, racial, and sexual divisions.