By Clarence Bloomfield Moore, Nancy Marie White, Dr. David S. Brose

A Dan Josselyn Memorial Publication

This accomplished compilation of Moore’s archaeological reviews on northwest Florida and southern Alabama and Georgia offers the earliest documented investigations of this region. 

whilst Clarence Bloomfield Moore cruised the rivers of Florida looking for prehistoric artifacts a century in the past, he laid the foundation for archaeological investigations to persist with. This quantity displays Moore’s fieldwork alongside the northwest Florida coast, the main archaeologically wealthy zone of the nation, in addition to Southern Alabama and Georgia.

Here readers will proportion Moore’s first examine the world in 1901-1903 and extra observations made in 1918 in the course of what was once to be his final box season. Moore’s works display ceramics, instruments, skeletal continues to be, and unique artifacts excavated from the earthen mounds and shell middens outfitted by way of local peoples during the last millennia.

In the advent to this version, David Brose and Nancy Marie White position Moore’s investigations in the context of the technology, ordinary heritage, and antiquarianism of his day. They record what occurred to the websites he explored, inform how his findings healthy into the physique of his examine, and clarify how these findings may be interpreted within the context of Southeastern tradition background and smooth archaeological theory.

Moore used to be the main a professional Southeastern archaeologist of his time; his writings are a benchmark for somebody learning these components today.


 

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The Northwest Florida Expeditions of Clarence Bloomfield Moore

A Dan Josselyn Memorial ebook This finished compilation of Moore’s archaeological experiences on northwest Florida and southern Alabama and Georgia provides the earliest documented investigations of this region.  whilst Clarence Bloomfield Moore cruised the rivers of Florida looking for prehistoric artifacts a century in the past, he laid the foundation for archaeological investigations to stick with.

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1). Burial No. -0ver the skull of a child, with which were four large shell beads, was an inverted bowl broken into many pieces. 25 inches in depth. It has no basal perforation. The decoration, incised, Professor Holmes tells us, consists of a conventionalized animal head showing the eye FIG. -Vessel with Burial No. 20. Mound at Bear Point. ) and teeth. l's body highly conventionalized (Fig. 2). This symbolism on earthenware, which reached its greatest extent along the Gulf coast, will be treated exhaustively by Professor Holmes in his forthcoming work, to which we have already referred.

Academic Press, New York. d. Collected notes and correspondence concerning archaeological survey and excavations in the Jim Woodruff Reservoir, 1953. C. Mitchem, Jeffrey M. (editor) 1999 The West and Central Florida Expeditions of Clarence Bloomfield Moore. University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa. Moore, Clarence B. 1893a Certain Shell Heaps of the St. John's River, Florida, Hitherto Unexplored (Third Paper). The American Naturalist 27:605-624. 1893b Certain Shell Heaps of the St. John's River, Florida, Hitherto Unexplored (Fourth Paper).

C. Stoltman, James B. 1973 The Southeast. In The Development of North American Archaeology, edited by James E. Fitting, pp. 116-150. Anchor Books, Garden City, New York. Thomas, Cyrus 1894 Report on the Mound Explorations of the Bureau of Ethnology. Twelfth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology, 1890-1891, pp. 17-742. C. , and L. Janice Campbell (editors) 1993 Eglin Air Force Base Historic Preservation Plan: Technical Synthesis of Cultural Resources Investigations at Eglin. , Report of Investigations No.

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