Antiquities of the Southern Indians, Particularly of the Georgia Tribes (Classics in Southeastern Archaeology 2nd)
By: Charles C. Jones (author)Paperback
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A Dan Josselyn Memorial Publication This reissue of Charles Jones's classic investigations of the Mound Builders will be an invaluable resource for archaeologists today.Long a classic of southeastern archaeology, Charles Jones's"Antiquities of the Southern Indians" was a groundbreaking work that linked historic tribes with prehistoric "antiquities." Published in 1873, it predated the work of Cyrus Thomas and Clarence Moore and remains a rich resource for modern scholars.Jones was a pioneer of archaeology who not only excavated important sites but also related his findings to other sites, to contemporary Indians, and to artifacts from other areas. His work covers all of the southeastern states, from Virginia to Louisiana, and is noted for its insights into the De Soto expedition and the history of the Creek Indians.Best known for refuting the popular myth of the Mound Builders, Jones proposed a connection between living Native Americans of the 1800s and the prehistoric peoples who had created the Southeast's large earthen mounds. His early research and culture comparisons led to the eventual demise of the Mound Builder myth.For this reissue of Jones's book, a new introduction by Frank Schnell places Jones's work in the context of his times and relates it to current research in the Southeast. An engagingly written work enhanced by numerous maps and engravings, "Antiquities of the Southern Indians" will serve today's scholars and fascinate all readers interested in the region's prehistory.Frank T. Schnell Jr. is an Archaeologist and Historian at the Columbus Museum in Columbus, Georgia.
Charles C. Jones was the son of a Presbyterian minister. He graduated with a bachelor s degree from Princeton University in 1852 then followed with a law degree from Harvard University in 1855. He became mayor of Savannah in 1860."
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