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
Together with 18 earthen mounds and diverse extra habitation parts relationship to A.D. 12501550, the Bottle Creek website used to be first professionally investigated in 1932 whilst David L. DeJarnette of the Alabama Museum of normal background started paintings there to figure out if the positioning had a cultural reipconnected to the north by means of a river procedure. This quantity builds on past investigations to give huge contemporary facts from significant excavations performed from 1991 to 1994 and supported partly via an NEH supply. Ten anthropologists research a variety of features of the location, together with mound structure, prehistoric nutrition, pottery type, vessel kinds, textiles used to make pottery impressions, a microlithic stone software undefined, water commute, the endurance of mound use into old occasions, and the location of Bottle Creek within the protohistoric global.
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Extra resources for Bottle Creek: A Pensacola Culture Site in South Alabama
Not only had the visible portions of Mound L been built, but also much of the platform that supports and surrounds it was also arti¤cial. Prior to excavation, we had assumed that this platform was natural, as it was so immense. We knew, however, that the large, lobe-shaped terrace, which comes off the northeast end of Mound B, had to have been Introduction to the Bottle Creek Site / 15 arti¤cial. In order to understand how it was constructed and what purposes it might have served, a 12 m long trench was excavated in the north edge of the Mound B Terrace in 1994.
Although three 2 m square tests distributed over three mounds certainly should not be considered the ¤nal word on a site such as Bottle Creek, it should be pointed out that the pottery sample is fairly decent. The Mound C test unit alone produced more pottery (23,190 sherds, to be exact) than all excavated sites in the Mobile Bay area combined! And that’s just Mound C. 4 For Mound A, the principal mound at the site, Fuller shows that there was a signi¤cant accumulation of midden long before there was any observable mound construction.
6. Swamp in the vicinity of Mound L (GCS/94/P1/13). from Hurricane Frederic in 1979. A relatively open forest canopy, however, characterizes much of the central portion of the site. The fact that the site is somewhat isolated, located in a large swamp, and often dif¤cult to reconnoiter has contributed to its overall integrity. ” This article is contained in Bottle Creek Research: Working Papers on the Bottle Creek Site (1Ba2), Baldwin County, Alabama, a volume edited by Richard S. Fuller and myself (Brown and Fuller 1993a).