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By Clarence Bloomfield Moore, Dr. Dan F. Morse, Phyllis A. Morse

A Dan Josselyn Memorial PublicationC. B. Moore's investigations of the reduce Mississippi Valley are right here accrued in a one-volume facsimile edition.Like many different traditional scientists from the Victorian period, Clarence Bloomfield Moore (1852-1917) lived numerous lives—adventurer, paper corporation government, archaeologist; although, Moore is mainly remembered for the twenty-five years he spent investigating and documenting archaeological websites alongside each navigable waterway within the southeastern United States.Moore's surveys have been and are amazing, and he earned lasting recognize from archaeological researchers within the South through publishing, in general at his personal cost, the entire facts he recovered. This quantity contains works that describe info from Moore's expeditions that have been key to the early acceptance and upkeep of significant archaeological sites—Toltec, Parkin, Mound urban, and Wicklife, between them—in the reduce Mississippi River Valley. This and better half volumes stand at the present time because the defining database for each quarter during which he labored.

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Morse's assistant attempted to photograph the diggers he was told to leave or else, with a finger pointing to the typical "redneck" weapon attached to the pickup rear window. He left. White River Sites Moore decided to skip the Indian Bay or Baytown site, type site for the Baytown period. His work at Chandler Landing is extremely important. This site is obviously part of the Coles Creek period (Plum Bayou culture) expression extending northward within the White River basin as far as Augusta if not further.

These publications are still among the most referenced today in archaeological writings concerning the Lower Mississippi Valley. However, the current cost for the two largest publications is $300 if they can be located. Undoubtedly, part of this cost is due to the superb illustrations, which include 28 high-quality color plates. But the popularity of these volumes is largely because of the early, often excellent, descriptions of sites that within the next few years would be impacted severely by flooding and modern agriculture.

If Moore had found the "Tunica Treasure" there, we would have known a lot more today about the specific associations and a lot of painful litigation would have been avoided (Brain 1979). Other artifacts recovered by Moore would have been scattered in private collections throughout the world with only minimal provenience, if any, had Moore not been so determined to document and donate these objects to a museum. The Moore expeditions were planned with almost military precision. His trial holes were a standard size.

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