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American Southeast Culture History and Archaeology

Culture history, archaeological sites, and other information related to the past of the southeastern United States.

Topper (South Carolina)
May 4-June 6, 2009. Allendale Expedition. The 2009 Expedition will concentrate on the Clovis occupation on the hillside and the pre-Clovis excavation will again focus on the deeper Pleistocene terrace deposits down to the 50,000 year level.

An Early Florida Adventure Story: a book review
There was a sword-maker in Seville... so starts the account of Andrés de Segura, a teenaged Spanish sailor shipwrecked off the coast of the New World in 1595.

Benwood Historic Shipwreck 1942 (Florida)
In 1942, the merchant marine freighter Benwood sank off the Florida Keys; a report on investigations from Indiana University.

Brook Run (Virginia)
Brook Run is an Early Archaic-period jasper quarry located in the piedmont region of northern Virginia.

Cactus Hill (Virginia)
Cactus Hill is a buried multicomponent site on the Nottaway River of Virginia, with archaic, Clovis and, below the Clovis and separated by sterile sand, an apparent Pre-Clovis occupation.

Colonial Williamsburg (USA)
The town of Williamsburg, Virginia, was founded during the 17th century and the capital of Virginia between 1699 and 1780; but the site is significant in terms of its experimental and public archaeology efforts.

Council for West Virginia Archaeology
Professional organization for working archaeologists in the state; the site includes much information on WV archaeological sites and happenings.

Curriboo Plantation (South Carolina)
Curriboo Plantation is the name of an 18th century farming operation in South Carolina, in the southeastern United States.

Etowah (Georgia)
The Etowah mounds site is located on the Etowah River in northern Georgia in the southeastern United States.

Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research
Oversees archaeological research done in the state, and works with state agencies to preserve and interpret Florida's cultural resources.

Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory
The FSUCML academic diving program is a research laboratory set up to assist the research needs of several academic endeavors, including archaeology.

Fort Edwards (West Virginia)
Eighteenth century home of Joseph Edwards, and a fort during the French and Indian Wars; this website is from the Fort Edwards Foundation, and it has a lot of information about the foundation as well as the site.

Grave Creek Mound (West Virginia)
Late Adena (250-150 BC) burial mound near Wheeling; the Delf Norona Museum is located nearby, and contains artifacts excavated from the mound in the early 20th century.

Historical Archaeology in Harpers Ferry and Loudoun Valley
From Chris Fennell at the University of Virginia, archaeological and historical research into three 18th century and 19th century sites.

History of the Nashville Parthenon and the Tennessee Centennial
From your About guide to Nashville, Jan Duke, a quick tour of the replica of the Parthenon. Part of a series on the history of Nashville.

Indians of the Greater Southeast
The Indians of the Greater Southeast is a collection of papers on Native American groups living from Florida to Texas during the first years of the European colonization of the American continent.

Jaguar Cave (Tennesee)
Jaguar Cave is a karst cave located in north central Tennessee, where about 300 human footprints were found, possibly dated to 4500 years ago.

Jamestown (USA)
The archaeological site of Jamestown in what is now Virginia in the American southeast is a National Historic Monument that represents the ruins of a 400-year-old British colony.

Kentucky Archaeological Survey
Conducts archaeological survey in the state; the website provides a wealth of information on Kentucky archaeology.

Lyon's Bluff (Mississippi USA)
The Lyon's Bluff site (Smithsonian designation 22OK520) is a Mississippian period mound and village site located in northeastern Oktibbeha County, Mississippi.

Martin's Hundred (Virginia)
Martin's Hundred is an archaeological site in Virginia in the southeastern United States, consisting of a British colonial village first occupied in 1619, and more or less destroyed in 1622

Miami Circle (Florida)
The Miami Circle, also called Brickell Point or the Brickell Site, is a hotly debated archaeological site in downtown Miami, on the Atlantic coast of Florida. The site was discovered during survey for a luxury condominium, to be called Brickell Pointe, and its presence there seriously gummed up the works.

Missing New Orleans: The Cultural Costs of Katrina
The cultural costs of Hurricane Katrina have yet to be accounted for; but the loss of New Orleans to North America is a dear one.

Mound Key (Florida)
Shell mound on this island near Ft. Myers Beach, occupation dating beginning 100 AD. From the Fort Myers Beach Eco-Archaeo Trail.

Moundville (Alabama)
The archaeological site of Moundville, on the Black Warrior river in the southeastern American state of Alabama, includes 20 large pyramidal mounds and the surrounding community.

Pungoteague Creek (Virginia, USA)
The Pungoteague Creek site is the name of a Colonial-period settlement on the eastern shore of the American state of Virginia.

Reed Farmstead (West Virginia)
Excavations by the Cultural Resources Section of Michael Baker Jr., Inc. for West Virginia DOT at the William Reed family farmstead, first occupied during the early 19th century.

Remote Sensing at Shiloh National Military Park, archaeology
From SEAC (the Southeast Archaeological Center at the National Park Service), a remote sensing project undertaken at Shiloh's grave yards and burial mounds.

Riverside, The Farnsley - Moremen Landing (Kentucky)
A 19th century farm on the Ohio River open to the public; archaeological excavations conducted by the owners and Kentucky Archaeological Survey.

Santa Elena (South Carolina)
Santa Elena was a Spanish colony in South Carolina, established in 1566, the year after the military post of Saint Augustine

St. Augustine (Florida)
The Spanish colonial town of St. Augustine, Florida, was established in 1565 as a military outpost to protect Spanish interests in the New World.

St. Augustine (Florida)
A website from the Florida Museum, focused on the European settlement of the city beginning in 1545 (but by no means the only ancient city in Florida).

The Archaeological Research Laboratory
The ARL is a public archaeology and crm firm located at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

Trivia Quiz: Poverty Point
What's Poverty Point and why is it so poor?

University of West Florida
The Archaeology Institute at UWF (Pensacola) has an active public arcahaeology program and conducts a range of projects on colonial history, underwater archaeology and prehistoric sites.

What was the Miami Circle? (Florida)
A report on the Brickell Site (and whether it really was a site or not), in Archaeology magazine.

Windover Bog (Florida)
The Windover Bog Site, on Florida's Atlantic Coast, was a pond cemetery for hunter-gatherers, people who lived hunting game and gathering vegetable material between about 8120-6990 years ago.

Edgefield Pottery
The Edgefield pottery, or Edgefield district, is the name of an important set of potters in the 19th century, who together created an international amalgam of stonewares.

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