The anthropology of St. Catherines Island. 4, The St. Catherines period mortuary complex. Anthropological papers of the AMNH ; v. 57, pt. 4

DSpace/Manakin Repository

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Larsen, Clark Spencer. en_US
dc.contributor.author Thomas, David Hurst. en_US
dc.contributor.author DePratter, Chester B.
dc.contributor.author Grayson, Donald K.
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-05T21:21:57Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-05T21:21:57Z
dc.date.issued 1982 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/307
dc.description p. 272-341 : ill., 1 map ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 340-341). en_US
dc.description.abstract "The results of archaeological excavations of two St. Catherines period burial mounds - Marys Mound and Johns Mound - by field crews from the University of Georgia and the American Museum of Natural History are presented. Analysis of the ceramics recovered from the two mortuary localities suggests that both mounds were constructed during the terminal phase of the St. Catherines period, probably during the late twelfth or early thirteenth century A.D. Study of the human skeletal remains suggests that these people were physically robust and enjoyed good health, both skeletal and dental. Analysis of nonhuman skeletal remains shows that most identified taxa are present on St. Catherines Island today. In addition, the presence of the domestic pig, Sus scrofa, in association with one iterment from Johns Mound, points to historic (Altahama) period use of this locality. Thin-section analysis of whole clams (Mercenaria mercenaria) from both sites indicates that time of harvesting or death for all specimens falls within 'late fall' to 'late spring' (November to May)"--P. 273. en_US
dc.format.extent 26233294 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
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. 57, pt. 4 en_US
dc.subject.lcc GN2 .A27 vol.57, pt.4, 1982 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Excavations (Archaeology) -- Georgia -- Saint Catherines Island. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mounds -- Georgia -- Saint Catherines Island. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Indians of North America -- Georgia -- Saint Catherines Island -- Antiquities. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Human remains (Archaeology) -- Georgia -- Saint Catherines Island. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Indians of North America -- Funeral customs and rites -- 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. 4, The St. Catherines period mortuary complex. Anthropological papers of the AMNH ; v. 57, pt. 4 en_US
dc.title.alternative St. Catherines period mortuary complex en_US
dc.type text en_US

Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

  • 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.

Show simple item record

Search DSpace


Advanced Search

Browse

My Account