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By Mark Williams, Daniel T. Elliott, Rebecca Saunders, Alan Marsh, Buddy Calvin Jones, D. Keith Stephenson, Daniel T. Penton, Betty A. Smith, Douglas Sun, Frankie Snow, Jennifer Freer-Harris, Judith A. Bense, Karl T. Steinen, Keith Ashley, Louis Daniel Tesar

This significant precis of the present country of archaeological learn at the speedy Creek tradition is the 1st complete assortment ever released about the quick Creek people.The quick Creek humans, situated in Georgia and surrounding states from A.D. a hundred to seven hundred, are top identified from their pottery, which was once adorned earlier than firing with attractive paddle-stamped designs--some of the main tricky and interesting within the world.Comprehensive in scope, this quantity information the invention of this tradition, summarizes what's recognized approximately it this present day, and exhibits how persevered advancements within the assortment and research of archaeological info are advancing our wisdom of this extinct society.Although they be aware of not anything of speedy Creek language and little approximately its society, archaeologists have gathered helpful information regarding the industrial techniques of speedy Creek population. What archaeologists understand top, even though, is that the quick Creek humans have been the very best wooden carvers the realm has obvious, and their pottery will stand as their lasting legacy all the time. This booklet offers and preserves their legacy.  

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Earspool mask examples of reconstruction of missing paddle data 69 6-4. Designs from the Hartford site: spiraled eye, sun and four wind birds, and eye designs and motifs 73 6-5. Cosmological designs 76 6-6. Swift Creek paddle designs: long-nose mask, horned owl, sun and wind, thickened-circle bull's-eye, slit-eyed snarling cat 81 6-7. Swift Creek paddle designs: Mill Creek sun, cross-eyed S, Billy Phillips sun, ladder/bull's-eye, fertility symbol, Little River design, and rectilinear design 86 6-8.

Swift Creek mound and midden sites, Duval County, Florida 198 12-2. Selected culture regions, northern Florida and southern Georgia 199 12-3. Swift Creek design contact between Dent mound (Florida) and the Lewis Island site (Georgia) 206 12-4. Selected Swift Creek designs from the Dent mound 207 13-1. S. Geological Survey map of the Lake Lafayette area showing the location of the Block-Sterns site 224 Page xii 13-2. Stratigraphic cross section of Block-Sterns Mound 1 excavation units 226 13-3. Female figure from Block-Sterns Mound 1, front and back views 228 13-4.

In addition, his work at the Cowart's Landing site further acquainted him with the Swift Creek material (Willey 1939). When he began his work in Florida he quickly recognized the presence of a significant amount of Swift Creek pottery there as well, and he observed that the complicated Swift Creek pottery was virtually always found in association with a wide variety of plain, incised, and punctated pottery that had not been present in central Georgia. He named these sherds the Santa Rosa series.

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