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

A Dan Josselyn Memorial Publication

A vintage paintings by way of 3 very important students who record prehistoric human profession alongside the reduce reaches of the continent's greatest river.

The reduce Mississippi Survey used to be initiated in 1939 as a joint project of 3 associations: the varsity of Geology at Louisiana nation collage, the Museum of Anthropology on the college of Michigan, and the Peabody Museum at Harvard. Fieldwork all started in 1940 yet was once halted in the course of the warfare years. whilst fieldwork resumed in 1946, James Ford had joined the yankee Museum of normal 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 sector covers approximately 350 miles and were lengthy considered as one of many valuable 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 which will outline ceramic typologies and identify a few cultural classes. The dedication of those students to constructing a coherent knowing of the archaeology of the realm, in addition to their mutual admire for each other, enabled the booklet of what's now mostly 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 huge assessment of the work's effect and price, putting it in a latest context.

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

"One of the $64000 classics within the box. . . particularly influential over the a long time. . . . improving this undying quantity, the recent variation includes 4 very necessary indexes (general, website descriptors, pottery descriptors, and different artifacts). . . .This booklet shouldn't be an previous tome accumulating dirt at the shelf, yet a source in consistent use for reference and thought. scholars of archaeology may still learn it as an instance of 1 of the 1st nice syntheses. no one may still behavior archaeological study within the Southeast with no realizing it."—Journal of Alabama Archaeology

"For somebody who has attempted hard and long to discover a duplicate of the unique, this reprinted quantity is a godsend. . . . to claim that this 1951 learn is a vintage is an important understatement. not just did the quantity set the root for a lot of the study carried out in the LMV when you consider that that point, it had an important imapct upon how that study was once (and nonetheless is) carried out. Names of the various sessions, cultures, and pottery kinds (even a few pottery types) that this present day are normally hired around the area owe their genesis to PF&G. . . . No archaeologist operating within the LMV, and positively none in the nation of Mississippi, may be with no reproduction. . . . there isn't any excuse to not have this examine now that it's to be had back at an inexpensive rate. for those who don't but have a replica, move get one now! you may be very completely happy that you just did."—Mississippi Archaeology

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6. Percentage frequency distribution of the type Withers Fabric-impressed ................ 7. Percentage frequency distribution of the type Mulberry Creek Cord-marked ........... B. Percentage frequency distribution of the type Marksville Stamped ...................... 9. Percentage frequency distribuiton of the type Larto Red Filmed. . . . . . . .. . . . 10. Percentage frequency distribution of the type Parkin Punctated ........................ II. Percentage frequency distribution of the type Barton Incised ...........................

3, no. 2. Harvard University. 1910 The Explorations of Mounds in North Carolina. American Anthropologist 12(3):425-433. , and W. K. Moorehead 1904 The Exploration of] acobs Cavern. 1. Department of Archaeology, Phillips Academy. Phillips, P. 1939 Introduction to the Archaeology of the Mississippi Valley. D. dissertation, Depart- INTRODUCTION TO 2003 EDITION ment of Archaeology, Harvard University, Cambridge. 1955 Alfred Marsten Tozzer (1877-1954). American Antiquity 21(1):72-80. 1968 Obituary ofJames A.

Small ceremonial centers ................. •...... •. •.... Temporal distribution of the several classes of sites ....................................... •..... • Period D-C ............................. Period C-B ............................. •. Section IX IDENTIFICATION OF SITES FROM DOCUMENTARY SOURCES ....................... •............ • From Chi~aca to Quizqui ..... . . . . The Mississippi crossing and the Province of Aquixo ........................... The Province of Casqui ................

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