Archaeology and Physical Anthropology

Prehistoric, pre-European (For Cultural Anthropology/Ethnology, see: Social Conditions)

Beck, Robin A.  2013.  Chiefdoms, Collapse, and Coalescence in the Early American South.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.  302 pp.  Focuses on the Catawba nation of the Carolina piedmont.

Birch, Jennifer, Jacob Lulewicz, and Abigail Rowe.  2016.  “A Comparative Analysis of the Late Woodland–Early Mississippian Settlement Landscape in Northern Georgia.”  Southeastern Archaeology 35, no. 2 (August): 115-133.  Etowah River Valley.

Boback, John M.  2013.  “The First Western Pennsylvanians.”  Western Pennsylvania History 96, no. 1 (Spring): 36-47.  “Meadowcroft  [Rockshelter; Avella, Pa.] excavation documents people living in the region 16,000 years ago.”

Clay, R. Berle.  2014.  “What Does Mortuary Variability in the Ohio Valley Middle Woodland Mean? Agency, Its Projects, and Interpretive Ambiguity.”  Southeastern Archaeology 33, no. 2 (Winter): 143-152.

Cyr, Howard J., Kandace Hollenbach, Esther Rimer, Stephen Carmody, Keith Little, and Hunter Johnson.  2016.  “It Is the Little Things That Count: Microartifact Analysis and the Importance of Multiproxy Data at the Widows Creek Site, Alabama” [Jackson Co.].  Southeastern Archaeology 35, no. 1 (April): 51-64.

Driskell, Boyce N., and Robert J. Norrell.  2015.  Tuckaleechee Cove: A Passage Through Time [Tenn.; Townsend community].  Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press.  125 pp.  Contents: Introduction: the faces of Tuckaleechee Cove | Ancient people of the Cove | The farmers of Skittletown | The Cherokees | Euroamericans in the Cove | War comes to the Cove, 1860-1865 | Big industry on the Little River, 1900-1920 | New developments in Tuckaleechee Cove.

Faulkner, Charles H.  2015.  “James Whites’s First Cabin in Knox County: An Archaeological and Historic Study.”  Journal of East Tennessee History 87: 84-92.  Knoxville’s founder; 1785.

Foster, H. Thomas, and Mathew Boehm.  2013.  “Analysis of Early-Nineteenth-Century Muscogee Creek Fur Trade at a United States Factory Store” [Ga.].  Southeastern Archaeology 32, no. 2 (Winter): 271-283.

Glanville, Jim.  2014.  “Conquistadors at Saltville in 1567 Revisited” [Va.].  Smithfield Review 18: 97-134.  Hernando de Soto and Juan Pardo’s mid sixteenth-century exploration of the Southeast included the Saltville region [Smyth and Washington Counties, Va.].

Gougeon, Ramie A., and Maureen S. Meyers, ed.  2015.  Archaeological Perspectives on the Southern Appalachians: A Multiscalar Approach.  Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press.  280 pp.  “The [ten] essays range in topic from ceramic assemblages in northern Georgia to public architecture in North Carolina to the frontiers of southern Appalachia in Virginia.”  Contents: Preface: King of Coosa, Ruler of Little Egypt: David Hally’s Life in Ruins / Jim Langford and Marvin A. Smith -- Introduction / Maureen S. Meyers and Ramie A. Gougeon -- 1. The Changing Social Landscape of the Late Woodland to Mississippian Transition in Northern Georgia / Julie G. Markin -- 2. Explaining Ceramic Stylistic Variability during the Late Mississippi Period in Northwest Georgia: A Design Type Analysis of Lamar Bold Incised Pottery / John E. Worth -- 3. Protohistoric Ceramics of the Upper Coosa River Drainage / Marvin A. Smith -- 4. The King Site: Refining a Pattern Language Model for the Late Mississippian Period in Northwest Georgia / Ramie A. Gougeon -- 5. Native American Public Architecture in the Southern Appalachians / Christopher B. Rodning -- 6. Closely-Spaced Administrative Centers and the Organization of Mississippian Chiefdoms / M. Jared Wood -- 7. Space and Time: The Culture-Historical Setting for the Hollywood Phase of the Middle Savannah River Valley / Keith Stephenson, Adam King, and Karen Y. Smith -- 8. Social Archaeology is Multiscalar Archaeology: Multiple Views of Savannah Period Settlement Pattern Change in Georgia / John F. Chamblee and Mark Williams -- 9. The Role of the Southern Appalachian Mississippian Frontier in the Creation and Maintenance of Chiefly Power / Maureen S. Meyers -- 10. The Many Dimensions of Hally Circles / Patrick Livingood -- Afterword / Robbie Ethridge.

Henry, Edward R., and Casey R. Barrier.  2016.  “The Organization of Dissonance in Adena-Hopewell Societies of Eastern North America.”  World Archaeology 48, no. 1 (March): 87-109.

Jones, Lindsay, and Richard D. Shiels.  2016.  The Newark Earthworks: Enduring Monuments, Contested Meanings.  Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia.  352 pp.  Hopewell culture; Ohio Valley; 2,000-year-old mounds.

Means, Bernard K., ed.  2013.  Shovel Ready: Archaeology and Roosevelt’s New Deal for America.  Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press.  316 pp.  Fifteen papers including: Chap. 2.  Historical archaeology’s “New Deal” in Pennsylvania / Janet R. Johnson -- Chap. 3. Archaeologist #.00000000000000000: Edgar E. Augustine and New Deal excavations in Somerset County, Pennsylvania / Bernard K. Means.

Moore, Michael C., Kevin E. Smith, Aaron Deter-Wolf, and Emily L. Beahm.  2014.  “Distribution and Context of Worked Crystalline Artifacts from the Middle Cumberland Region of Tennessee.”  Southeastern Archaeology 33, no. 1 (Summer): 25-41.

Nida, Brandon.  2013.  “Demystifying the Hidden Hand: Capital and the State at Blair Mountain.”  Historical Archaeology 47 no. 3: 52-68.  Battle of Blair Mountain, August 1921, Logan County, W. Va.

O’Dell, Gary A., and Angelo I. George.  2014.  “Rock-Shelter Saltpeter Mines of Eastern Kentucky.”  Historical Archaeology 48, no. 2: 91-121.  “During the period leading up to the War of 1812, speculators and war preparations stimulated a saltpeter boom. Kentucky was the most significant source of nitrates.”

Roberts Thompson, Amanda D., and Mark Williams.  2015.  “A Fresh Look at a Little-Known Southeastern Copper Plate” [Oconee Co., S.C.; excavated 1958-59].  Southeastern Archaeology 34, no. 2 (August): 149-163.  (See: “Erratum,” vol. 34, no. 3: 258-259.)

Rodning, Christopher B.  2014.  “Cherokee Towns and Calumet Ceremonialism in Eastern North America” [pipes; Coweeta Creek site, N.C.].  American Antiquity 79, no. 3 (July): 425-443.  “...associated with the spread of European colonists and colonialism. Calumet ceremonialism served the needs for groups to have a means of creating balance, and of setting the stage for peaceful interaction and exchange.”

Rodning, Christopher B.  2015.  “Mortuary Patterns and Community History at the Chauga Mound and Village Site, Oconee County, South Carolina” [Cherokee].  Southeastern Archaeology 34, no. 3 (December): 169-195.

Rodning, Christopher Bernard.  2015.  Center Places and Cherokee Towns: Archaeological Perspectives on Native American Architecture and Landscape in the Southern Appalachians.  Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press.  257 pp.  Contents: 1. The Middle Cherokee town at Coweeta Creek | 2. Mounds, townhouses, and Cherokee towns | 3. Public architecture | 4. Domestic architecture | 5. Hearths | 6. Burials | 7. Abandonment of the Coweeta Creek site | 8. Center places in the Cherokee landscape.

Sampeck, Kathryn, Jonathan Thayn, and Howard H. Earnest Jr.  2015.  “Geographic Information System Modeling of De Soto’s Route from Joara to Chiaha: Archaeology and Anthropology of Southeastern Road Networks in the Sixteenth Century.”  American Antiquity 80, no. 1 (January): 46-66.  Joara (western N.C./Cherokee) to Chiaha (east Tenn./Coosa).

Scofield, David.  2013.  “Meadowcroft: 40 Years of Archaeology at the Meadowcroft Rockshelter.”  Western Pennsylvania History 96, no. 1 (Spring): 6-7.  Designated a National Historic Landmark in 2005.

Simek, Jan F., Alan Cressler, and Nicholas P. Herrmann.  2013.  “Prehistoric Rock Art from Painted Bluff and the Landscape of North Alabama Rock Art.”  Southeastern Archaeology 32, no. 2 (Winter): 218-234.  Located in the southern Cumberland Plateau, “Painted one of the richest and most elaborate open-air rock art localities in the Eastern Woodlands.”

Steere, Benjamin A.  2015.  “Revisiting Platform Mounds and Townhouses in the Cherokee Heartland: A Collaborative Approach.”  Southeastern Archaeology 34, no. 3 (December): 196-219.  Western North Carolina Mounds and Towns Project.

Tribble, Scott.  2013.  “Mounds, Myths, and Grave Mistakes: Wills De Hass and the Growing Pains of Nineteenth-Century Archaeology” [1817-1910].  West Virginia History, n.s. 7, no. 1 (Spring): 23-37.  Grave Creek Mound, Moundsville.

VanDerwarker, Amber M., Jon B. Marcoux, and Kandace D. Hollenbach.  2013.  “Farming and Foraging at the Crossroads: The Consequences of Cherokee and European Interaction through the Late Eighteenth Century.”  American Antiquity 78, no. 1 (January): 68-88.  “...Cherokee households responded to increasing risk and uncertainty by shifting towards subsistence strategies that had more immediate rewards....with respect to looming uncertainty....declining maize production, increased foraging, and overall diversification of the plant diet.”

Wells, Edward W., Sarah C. Sherwood, and Kandace D. Hollenbach.  2014.  “Soapstone Vessel Chronology and Function in the Southern Appalachians of Eastern Tennessee: The Apple Barn Site (40bt90) Assemblage.”  Southeastern Archaeology 33, no. 2 (Winter): 153-167.

Whyte, Thomas R.  2014.  “Gifts of the Ancestors: Secondary Lithic Recycling in Appalachian Summit Prehistory” [western N.C.].  American Antiquity 79, no. 4 (October): 679-696.

Wright, Alice P., and Edward R. Henry, ed.  2013.  Early and Middle Woodland Landscapes of the Southeast [14 case studies].  Gainesville: University Press of Florida.  320 pp.  Adena culture; mound builders; from present day Ga., Fla., N.C,. Miss., Ky., Ala., and Tenn., from 1000 BC to AD 500.

Wright, Alice P.  2014.  “History, Monumentality, and Interaction in the Appalachian Summit Middle Woodland” [N.C.].  American Antiquity 79, no. 2 (April): 277-294.

Wright, Alice P., and Erika Loveland.  2015.  “Ritualised Craft Production at the Hopewell Periphery: New Evidence from the Appalachian Summit” [mica sources; Garden Creek].  Antiquity 89, no. 343 (February): 137-153.