By Charles C. Jones Jr.
A Dan Josselyn Memorial Publication
This reissue of Charles Jones's vintage investigations of the Mound developers may be a useful source for archaeologists today.
Long a vintage of southeastern archaeology, Charles Jones'sAntiquities of the Southern Indians was once a groundbreaking paintings that associated old tribes with prehistoric "antiquities." released in 1873, it predated the paintings of Cyrus Thomas and Clarence Moore and is still a wealthy source for contemporary scholars.
Jones was once a pioneer of archaeology who not just excavated very important websites but additionally comparable his findings to different websites, to modern Indians, and to artifacts from different parts. His paintings covers all the southeastern states, from Virginia to Louisiana, and is famous for its insights into the De Soto excursion and the historical past of the Creek Indians.
Best identified for refuting the preferred fable of the Mound developers, Jones proposed a connection among residing local american citizens of the 1800s and the prehistoric peoples who had created the Southeast's huge earthen mounds. His early learn and tradition comparisons resulted in the eventual loss of life of the Mound Builder myth.
For this reissue of Jones's booklet, a brand new advent via Frank Schnell locations Jones's paintings within the context of his instances and relates it to present study within the Southeast. An engagingly written paintings superior via a number of maps and engravings, Antiquities of the Southern Indians will serve modern-day students and fascinate all readers drawn to the region's prehistory.
Frank T. Schnell Jr. is an Archaeologist and Historian on the Columbus Museum in Columbus, Georgia.
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In prosecuting the pro- posed inquiries, it appeared both unnecessary and improper narrowly to observe the boundary-lines which separate modern States. It will be remembered, moreover, that the original grant from the British crOWll conveyed to the Trustees of the Colony of Georgia a territory greater by far than that now embraced within the geographical limits accorded to her as a State. bes, it seemed appropriate to mention and contrast the xxxviii PRFFACE. antiquities of Virginia, the Uarolinas, Florida, Alabalna, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Tennessee.
Typical ForIns of Flint Spear-heads. PLATE IX. ) Figs. 1-41. Typical Forrns of Arrow-points. PLATE X. ) Figs. 1-7. Typieal Forms of Grooved Stone Axes. 8. Stone Adze. PI~ATE XI. ) Figs. 1-6. Typical Forms of Polished St:>ue Celts. TE XII. ) Stone Axe from Tennessee. PLATE XIII. ) Figs. 1-5. Typical Forms of Perforated and Ornanlental or Ceremonial IIatchets. 6. Hammer-Stone. PLATE XIV. ) Fig5. 1-4. Stone Chisels. 5-7. Stone Gouges. 8. Bone Gouge. 9-14. Typical Forms of Stone Scrapers. PLATE XV.
Figs. 1-5. Typical Forms of Perforated and Ornanlental or Ceremonial IIatchets. 6. Hammer-Stone. PLATE XIV. ) Fig5. 1-4. Stone Chisels. 5-7. Stone Gouges. 8. Bone Gouge. 9-14. Typical Forms of Stone Scrapers. PLATE XV. ) Figs. 1-9. Flint Knives and Leaf-shapeu Implements. PLATE XVI. ) Fig. 1. Bone Awl. 2-0. Stone Borers. 6-9. Smoothing-Stones. 10. Drift Implement. PLATE XVII. ) Fig. 1. Stone Hoe. 2. Stoue Spade. 3-5. Flint Agricultural Implcluellts. TION~. xlvii PLATE XVIII. ) Figs. 1 8. Stone Mortars.
Antiquities of the Southern Indians, Particularly of the Georgia Tribes by Charles C. Jones Jr.