By Mark Williams, Daniel T. Elliott, Rebecca Saunders, Alan Marsh, Buddy Calvin Jones, D. Keith Stephenson, Daniel T. Penton, Betty A. Smith, Douglas Sun, Frankie Snow, Jennifer Freer-Harris, Judith A. Bense, Karl T. Steinen, Keith Ashley, Louis Daniel Tesar
This significant precis of the present kingdom of archaeological study at the fast Creek tradition is the 1st entire assortment ever released about the speedy Creek people.The fast Creek humans, headquartered in Georgia and surrounding states from A.D. a hundred to seven hundred, are most sensible recognized from their pottery, which used to be embellished earlier than firing with attractive paddle-stamped designs--some of the main elaborate and interesting within the world.Comprehensive in scope, this quantity info the invention of this tradition, summarizes what's identified approximately it this present day, and exhibits how persevered advancements within the assortment and research of archaeological facts are advancing our wisdom of this extinct society.Although they understand not anything of rapid Creek language and little approximately its society, archaeologists have gathered precious information regarding the commercial innovations of fast Creek population. What archaeologists recognize most sensible, even if, is that the rapid Creek humans have been the very best wooden carvers the realm has visible, and their pottery will stand as their lasting legacy forever. This publication provides and preserves their legacy.
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Santa Rosa-Swift Creek in Northwestern Florida Judith A. Bense 247 15. Swift Creek in a Regional Perspective David G. Anderson 274 References Cited 301 Contributors 339 Index 343 Page ix Figures and Tables Figures 1-1. Primary distribution of sites with Swift Creek ceramics 6 1-2. Selected Swift Creek designs drawn by Bettye Broyles 8 1-3. Location of selected Swift Creek sites 9 2-1. Excavation crew for Swift Creek site 16 4-1. Possible Swift Creek shrines in northern Georgia 39 6-1. Illustration of a variety of designs recovered from many sites in the Lower Ocmulgee River valley 64 6-2.
Wimberly's report showed that clear and obvious Swift Creek pottery was in use at least this far west on the Gulf Coast (Wimberly 1960:figure 41). This was associated with Santa Rosa pottery, and Wimberly named it Porter. The Swift Creek pottery was very low in frequency at these Mobile Bay sites, however. By the mid-1950s the geographic distribution of Swift Creek was fairly clear to all researchers, and its association in time with the Hopewell phenomenon of Ohio was becoming clearer (Figure 1-1).