Bottle Creek: A Pensacola Culture Site in South Alabama by Ian W. Brown, Dr. David S. Brose, Penelope Ballard Drooker,

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

Which include 18 earthen mounds and various extra habitation parts courting to A.D. 12501550, the Bottle Creek web site used to be first professionally investigated in 1932 whilst David L. DeJarnette of the Alabama Museum of traditional heritage begun paintings there to figure out if the location had a cultural reipconnected to the north through a river process. This quantity builds on previous investigations to give large fresh facts from significant excavations carried out from 1991 to 1994 and supported partially through an NEH provide. Ten anthropologists study a variety of points of the location, together with mound structure, prehistoric nutrition, pottery type, vessel varieties, textiles used to make pottery impressions, a microlithic stone software undefined, water shuttle, the patience of mound use into historical occasions, and the location of Bottle Creek within the protohistoric global.

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1250–1550). Drooker then puts Bottle Creek into regional perspective by looking at the distribution of different weaves in the Eastern Woodlands. She includes information on comparable material from historic and ethnographic sources, in addition to collections from other sites. Her study is a ¤ne example of how pottery can be used to help reconstruct the soft and pliable materials of life that seldom survive long enough to become a part of the archaeological record. The paper by Christopher Rodning (Chapter 11) deals with water travel 26 / Ian W.

1400–1550), but some use of the mound’s summit occurred afterward. Fuller shows that there was signi¤cant occupation on Mound A’s summit during both the Bear Point and Port Dauphin phases. In short, the principal mound at the Bottle 4. Unfortunately, because of space limitations, the artifact counts for the various units, levels, and features are not provided in this volume. As they made up more than 400 pages of the original manuscript, their presence drew the wrath of reviewers. For anyone interested in having these data, they are available from the Gulf Coast Survey at the Alabama Museum of Natural History.

The Calusa region of southwest Florida, in particular, was witness to major canal construction aboriginally. Rodning tells us about the 4 km long Pine Island Canal at the mouth of Charlotte Harbor, as well as the canal at Naples Bay, with its 2 m tall embankments. He also discusses some possibilities in northwest Florida, like Walker’s Canal near Choctawhatchee Bay, and there is even a possible canal near Fort Morgan in Mobile Bay. After showing us that canal construction was a rare but valid phenomenon in the prehistoric Southeast, Rodning addresses Bottle Creek.

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