The archaeology [i.e. anthropology] of St. Catherines Island. 5, The South End Mound complex. Anthropological papers of the AMNH ; v. 63, pt. 1

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dc.contributor.author Larsen, Clark Spencer. en_US
dc.contributor.author Thomas, David Hurst. en_US
dc.contributor.author Hutchinson, Dale L.
dc.contributor.author O'Brien, Deborah Mayer.
dc.contributor.author Pendleton, Lorann S. A.
dc.contributor.author Peter, Debra.
dc.contributor.author Moore, Clarence B. (Clarence Bloomfield), 1852-1936.
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-05T21:22:05Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-05T21:22:05Z
dc.date.issued 1986 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/309
dc.description 46 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 44-46). en_US
dc.description.abstract "This volume presents results of archaeological excavations of two prehistoric burial mounds on St. Catherines Island, Georgia. South End Mound I is an Irene period mortuary site, initially excavated by C.B. Moore during the winter of 1896-1897. Although Moore adequately described his investigations in a subsequent publication, he retained only six complete ceramic vessels for later analysis. These vessels have been reexamined and are discussed here. None of the skeletal materials excavated by Moore, to our knowledge, was saved for later analysis. Field crews from the American Museum of Natural History recently reexcavated parts of this site, finding evidence that at least some of the primary human burials previously exposed by Moore remain intact beneath the backdirt of South End Mound I. Further investigation might be fruitful. South End Mound II, a previously unexplored mortuary site, was discovered not far from Moore's excavations. This St. Catherines/Savannah period burial mound, extensively excavated by the American Museum of Natural History, had a central pit containing two cremations and a mass grave containing at least 15 individuals. Grave goods included a perforated copper sheet, worked galena, a river otter mandible, and a polished stone pendant. Prehistoric copper has rarely been reported from archaeological contexts from this area and, to our knowledge, this is the first occurrence of galena in coastal Georgia. Mound construction methods resemble those employed at Johns and Marys mounds, two roughly contemporary mortuary sites on St. Catherines Island"--P. 4. 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. 63, pt. 1 en_US
dc.subject.lcc GN2 .A27 vol.63, pt.1, 1986 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 archaeology [i.e. anthropology] of St. Catherines Island. 5, The South End Mound complex. Anthropological papers of the AMNH ; v. 63, pt. 1 en_US
dc.title.alternative Archaeology of St. Catherines Island en_US
dc.title.alternative Anthropology of St. Catherines Island en_US
dc.title.alternative South End Mound complex 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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