The Tennessee, Green, and Lower Ohio Rivers Expeditions of Clarence Bloomfield Moore

The Tennessee Green and Lower Ohio Rivers Expeditions of Clarence Bloomfield Moore This richly illustrated book is the eighth of nine Classics in Southeastern Archaeology volumes based on Moore s investigations along the waterways of eastern North America This oversized reprint volu

  • Title: The Tennessee, Green, and Lower Ohio Rivers Expeditions of Clarence Bloomfield Moore
  • Author: Clarence Bloomfield Moore Richard Polhemus
  • ISBN: 9780817310189
  • Page: 485
  • Format: Paperback
  • This richly illustrated book is the eighth of nine Classics in Southeastern Archaeology volumes based on Moore s investigations along the waterways of eastern North America This oversized reprint volume presents original materials from Moore s northernmost expeditions conducted in the early 1900s as he surveyed areas of potential archaeological interest in the southeasteThis richly illustrated book is the eighth of nine Classics in Southeastern Archaeology volumes based on Moore s investigations along the waterways of eastern North America This oversized reprint volume presents original materials from Moore s northernmost expeditions conducted in the early 1900s as he surveyed areas of potential archaeological interest in the southeastern United States Some of the sites he found were later targeted for major excavations during the days of the WPA CCC Many National Register Historic Sites are today located along the rivers he explored in this work In many cases, however, Moore s report documents sites since destroyed by river action or by lake impoundments behind hydroelectric dams or by looters As with all of Moore s other investigations, his thorough documentation and collaboration with other scholars advanced understanding of aboriginal peoples and fueled debate among the experts For instance, than 296 burials were recovered from Indian Knoll on the Green River in Kentucky Some graves included ceremonially killed artifacts, dogs buried with both adults and children, and exotic materials leading to speculations concerning origins, usage, and trade networks Stone box graves were widespread and somewhat exclusive to this area, giving rise to early assumptions regarding kinship between scattered modern Indian tribes Richard Polhemus has compiled a comprehensive inventory of Moore s work in Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, and Kentucky and written a concise introduction to place the work in context In so doing, he has made available to contemporary scholars of history, archaeology, and anthropology a trove of resource material on one of the most archaeologically rich and artifact diverse regions in the nation.

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