The anthropology of St. Catherines Island. 1, Natural and cultural history. Anthropological papers of the AMNH ; v. 55, pt. 2

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dc.contributor.author Thomas, David Hurst. en_US
dc.contributor.author Jones, Grant D.
dc.contributor.author Durham, Roger S.
dc.contributor.author Larsen, Clark Spencer.
dc.contributor.author Moore, Clarence B. (Clarence Bloomfield), 1852-1936.
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-05T21:21:31Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-05T21:21:31Z
dc.date.issued 1978 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/304
dc.description p. 157-248 : ill., maps ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 244-248). en_US
dc.description The natural history of St. Catherines Island / David Hurst Thomas -- The prehistory of St. Catherines Island / Clark Spencer Larsen and David Hurst Thomas -- The ethnohistory of the Guale Coast through 1684 / Grant D. Jones -- The history of St. Catherines Island after 1684 / Roger S. Durham and David Hurst Thomas -- Appendix: Notes on ethnohistorical resources and methodology / Grant D. Jones. en_US
dc.description.abstract "This volume, the first in a series, considers the natural and cultural background to anthropological research being conducted on St. Catherines Island, Georgia. The island is one of a complex series of barrier islands, of various orgins. The extant vegetation is an interesting mixture of natural succession, periodically disrupted by recent historical processes. Archaeologists have worked on St. Catherines Island discontinuously since 1896, when C.B. Moore conducted excavations in several prehistoric burial mounds. The University of Georgia then conducted a program of burial mound and midden excavations in 1969-1970, and the American Museum of Natural History began intensive archaeological investigations on St. Catherines Island in 1974. The ethnohistory of the Guale Indians is discussed in detail, suggesting that they were essentially a riverine people with strong internal trade contacts. Guale political organization was that of the classic Creek chiefdom. Each chiefdom maintained two principal towns, and may have been organized according to dual political organization. This interpretation contrasts sharply with the traditional view of the Guale, who are often characterized as isolated, scattered, shifting cultivators. The volume concludes with a historical outline of St. Catherines Island from the early Spanish mission period up to present times"--P. 159. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher [New York] : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Anthropological papers of the American Museum of Natural History, v. 55, pt. 2 en_US
dc.subject.lcc GN2 .A27 vol.55, pt.2, 1978 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Saint Catherines Island (Ga.) -- History. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Natural history -- Georgia -- Saint Catherines Island. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Guale Indians. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Indians of North America -- Georgia -- Saint Catherines Island. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Ethnology -- Georgia -- Saint Catherines Island. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Saint Catherines Island (Ga.) -- Antiquities. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Georgia -- Antiquities. en_US
dc.title The anthropology of St. Catherines Island. 1, Natural and cultural history. Anthropological papers of the AMNH ; v. 55, pt. 2 en_US
dc.title.alternative Natural and cultural history en_US
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  • Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History
    The Anthropological Papers, published continuously since 1907, are monographic volumes that include some of the great ethnographies of the 20th century, particularly on North American Indians. Several illustrious anthropologists published their work in the Anthropological Papers, as well as many past and present curators of the AMNH Division of Anthropology. Prior to 1930, large special reports were published in the Memoirs.

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