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By Charles C. Jones Jr.

ISBN-10: 0817310045

ISBN-13: 9780817310042

A Dan Josselyn Memorial Publication

This reissue of Charles Jones's vintage investigations of the Mound developers should 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 ancient tribes with prehistoric "antiquities." released in 1873, it predated the paintings of Cyrus Thomas and Clarence Moore and continues to be a wealthy source for contemporary scholars.

Jones used to be a pioneer of archaeology who not just excavated vital websites but in addition comparable his findings to different websites, to modern Indians, and to artifacts from different components. His paintings covers all the southeastern states, from Virginia to Louisiana, and is famous for its insights into the De Soto day trip and the heritage of the Creek Indians.

Best recognized for refuting the preferred delusion of the Mound developers, Jones proposed a connection among dwelling local american citizens of the 1800s and the prehistoric peoples who had created the Southeast's huge earthen mounds. His early examine and tradition comparisons resulted in the eventual dying of the Mound Builder myth.

For this reissue of Jones's ebook, a brand new creation through Frank Schnell locations Jones's paintings within the context of his occasions and relates it to present examine within the Southeast. An engagingly written paintings superior via a variety of maps and engravings, Antiquities of the Southern Indians will serve cutting-edge 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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Their country being strong, their 111en trained to arms, and the integrity of the nation at all times wonderfully preserved, these peoples do not appear, in their territorial possessions, to have been materially injured by their frequent contests with adjacent tribes. In 1762 Adair estimated the number of their warriors at three thousand two hundred, and adds, he was informed that, forty years before, they had at least six thousand men capable of bearing arms. In perpetuating his illlpressions of the PIIYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS of the Southern Indians, Mr.

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