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By Edwin A. Lyon

ISBN-10: 0817307915

ISBN-13: 9780817307912

Recipient of the 1994 Anne B. and James B. McMillan Prize

This complete learn offers a heritage of recent Deal archaeology within the Southeast within the Thirties and early Forties and specializes in the initiatives of the Federal Emergency reduction management, the Civil Works management, the Works growth management, the Tennessee Valley Authority, the nationwide Park provider, and the Smithsonian Institution.

using fundamental assets together with correspondence and unpublished reviews, Lyon demonstrates the good value of the recent Deal tasks within the background of southeastern and North American archaeology. New Deal archaeology remodeled the perform of archaeology within the Southeast and created the root for the self-discipline that exists this day. With the present emphasis on curation and repatriation, archaeologists and historians will locate this quantity precious in reconstructing the heritage of the tasks that generated the various collections that now fill our museums.

 

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For two months during the fall of 1932 Walker excavated what remained of the Troyville site after destruction of the largest mound. This site illustrates the fate of many important archaeological sites in the South. " 40 While northern museums were the primary supporters of southeastern archaeology, an amateur could still make an important contribution. A unique factor in southeastern archaeology in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century was Clarence B. Moore (1852-1936). 41 From the perspective of professional archaeology in the late twentieth century, Moore can be viewed as an explorer, as a scientific traveler in the old discipline of natural history.

He briefly investigated the site in November 1931 until heavy rains ended work. For two months during the fall of 1932 Walker excavated what remained of the Troyville site after destruction of the largest mound. This site illustrates the fate of many important archaeological sites in the South. " 40 While northern museums were the primary supporters of southeastern archaeology, an amateur could still make an important contribution. A unique factor in southeastern archaeology in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century was Clarence B.

Most of the reconnaissance and many of the excavations were carried out by A. T. Jackson, who had no formal education in archaeology. Field methods were crude, with concentration on mounds and burials and little interest in stratigraphy. Between 1920 and 1935 University of Texas field crews dug in more than 125 sites in east Texas, most in the northeastern part of the state. Pearce published several brief articles on this work, including an overview of the archaeology of east Texas in 1932, and Jackson published a number of articles on work in northeast Texas.

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