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
Including 18 earthen mounds and various extra habitation components relationship to A.D. 12501550, the Bottle Creek web site used to be first professionally investigated in 1932 while David L. DeJarnette of the Alabama Museum of common background started paintings there to figure out if the location had a cultural reipconnected to the north through a river procedure. This quantity builds on past investigations to provide vast fresh information from significant excavations performed from 1991 to 1994 and supported partially through an NEH provide. Ten anthropologists research numerous points of the location, together with mound structure, prehistoric vitamin, pottery type, vessel kinds, textiles used to make pottery impressions, a microlithic stone software undefined, water commute, the patience of mound use into old occasions, and the location of Bottle Creek within the protohistoric global.
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Additional resources for Bottle Creek: A Pensacola Culture Site in South Alabama
In 1991 the Gulf Coast Survey (GCS) archaeological program of the Alabama Museum of Natural History conducted investigations at Bottle Creek (Brown and Fuller 1991; 1993b; Fuller and Brown 1992a, 1992b). The Research Grants Committee of the University of Alabama funded this work. It set the stage for the Bottle Creek Project, research sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Alabama Historical Commission, the Baldwin County Historic Development Commission and the University of Alabama in 1993–1994.
The vessels that bear these impressions have come to be known as Salt Creek Cane Impressed. Weft-faced fabrics (yarns) also appear as impressions. They probably started their lives as blankets, mats, or large bags before they were used to line molds for the production of saltpans. Kimmswick Fabric Impressed is the type name for pottery bearing weft-faced impressions. After describing the collection, Drooker then examines the distribution of the various weaves on the Bottle Creek site. Her study of the Mound C excavations matches what Fuller found using pottery type-variety analysis.
THE BOTTLE CREEK SITE AND PENSACOLA CULTURE These investigations and accounts of the Bottle Creek site indicate that this ceremonial center, in size and magnitude of construction, ranks second only to the great center at Moundville and represents one of the major protohistoric sites in Alabama and the Southeast. d. 1250–1700). Pensacola culture is an archaeological variant of the widespread Mississippian tradition. 3. Contour map of the Bottle Creek site (courtesy of Gregory A. Waselkov, Center for Archaeological Studies, University of South Alabama, used by permission).
Bottle Creek: A Pensacola Culture Site in South Alabama 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