By Ian W. Brown, Dr. David S. Brose, Penelope Ballard Drooker, C. Margaret Scarry, David W. Morgan, Paul D. Jackson, Irvy R. Quitmyer, Christopher B. Rodning, Diane E. Silvia, Richard S. Fuller, Hunter B. Johnson

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Along with 18 earthen mounds and various extra habitation components relationship to A.D. 12501550, the Bottle Creek website used to be first professionally investigated in 1932 while David L. DeJarnette of the Alabama Museum of normal background begun paintings there to figure out if the location had a cultural reipconnected to the north via a river method. This quantity builds on previous investigations to offer wide contemporary information from significant excavations carried out from 1991 to 1994 and supported partly via an NEH furnish. Ten anthropologists study a variety of facets of the positioning, together with mound structure, prehistoric nutrition, pottery type, vessel types, textiles used to make pottery impressions, a microlithic stone instrument undefined, water go back and forth, the endurance of mound use into old instances, and the placement of Bottle Creek within the protohistoric global.

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We know what occurs at the center, but we lack the farmstead data. With its century of research, Moundville does have a distinct advantage over Bottle Creek, but this is less an excuse than a sign of frustration. Introduction to the Bottle Creek Site / 23 There is much archaeological work that still needs to be done in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta. The main difference between Bottle Creek and Moundville, in terms of plant foods, is the very low ratio of nut remains to corn. Although this discrepancy could be related to cultural preferences, Scarry believes it is probably more closely related to a reduction in the use of the Bottle Creek site during the fall.

Having either formulated or adopted such concepts, Fuller then arranges the style sets in sequences and establishes ¤ve series, including the Weeden Island series, the Lower Mississippi Valley series, the Moundville series, the Pensacola series, and the Gulf Historic series. He describes in detail each of the sets that are included in the various series, and shows just how they ¤t within the various de¤ned phases. By virtue of his analysis, Fuller moves far beyond pottery type/variety de¤nitions.

The fact that the site is somewhat isolated, located in a large swamp, and often dif¤cult to reconnoiter has contributed to its overall integrity. ” This article is contained in Bottle Creek Research: Working Papers on the Bottle Creek Site (1Ba2), Baldwin County, Alabama, a volume edited by Richard S. Fuller and myself (Brown and Fuller 1993a). The purpose of that volume was to whet the appetite of students of Alabama prehistory in a major research project that was just beginning at the University of Alabama.

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