Edited by David G. Anderson and Kenneth E. Sassaman
The southeastern United States has one of the richest records of early human settlement of any area of North America. This book provides the first state-by-state summary of Paleoindian and Early Archaic research from the region, together with an appraisal of models developed to interpret the data. It summarizes what we know of the peoples who lived in the Southeast more than 8,000 years ago—when giant ice sheets covered the northern part of the continent, and mammals such as elephants, sabre-toothed tigers, and ground sloths roamed the landscape. Extensively illustrated, this benchmark volume of essays on the state of Paleoindian and Early Archaic research in the Southeast will guide further studies.
“Because archaeological knowledge is cumulative, books of this kind of overall synthesis never go ‘out-of-date.’ Indeed this volume also contains data not available in any other source. I look on volumes such as this as the basic building blocks of the field. A great volume that is essential for the both the professional and avocational student.”
—Stephen B. Williams, Peabody Professor of American Archaeology, Emeritus, Harvard University
“The research base for this book has been accumulating for over 20 years. This is a timely synthesis by southeastern archaeologists and will serve as a benchmark study to be used by scholars both within and outside the Southeast.”
—Albert C. Goodyear, Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology, The University of South Carolina
The University of Alabama Press, 1996