The Georgia and South Carolina Coastal Expeditions of Clarence Bloomfield Moore

Clarence Bloomfield Moore Lewis Larson


The Georgia and South Carolina Coastal Expeditions of Clarence Bloomfield Moore

The Georgia and South Carolina Coastal Expeditions of Clarence Bloomfield Moore

  • Title: The Georgia and South Carolina Coastal Expeditions of Clarence Bloomfield Moore
  • Author: Clarence Bloomfield Moore Lewis Larson
  • ISBN: 9780817309411
  • Page: 296
  • Format: Paperback



A Dan Josselyn Memorial PublicationThis facsimile edition of Moore s Georgia and South Carolina expeditions includes an extensive new introduction from Georgia s senior archaeologist This compilation of Clarence Bloomfield Moore s investigations along the rich coastal and river drainages of Georgia and South Carolina makesavailable in a single volume valuable works publisA Dan Josselyn Memorial PublicationThis facsimile edition of Moore s Georgia and South Carolina expeditions includes an extensive new introduction from Georgia s senior archaeologist This compilation of Clarence Bloomfield Moore s investigations along the rich coastal and river drainages of Georgia and South Carolina makesavailable in a single volume valuable works published a century ago By modern standards Moore s excavation techniques were crude, but his results were nothing less than spectacular He recorded data with care, and much information can be learned from his works In some cases his publications are the only documentation extant for sites that have since been destroyed In one case, relic collectors had destroyed six mounds at Mason s Plantation the largest Mississippian center in the Savannah River valley by the time Moore visited the site in 1897.Moore also documented prehistoric urn burials, a ritual widely practiced in eastern North America but frequently on the Gulf Coastal Plainof Alabama and coastal sites in Georgia and South Carolina In the introduction, Lewis Larson discusses Moore s investigations within the framework of the current understanding of Georgia and South Carolina coastal archaeological chronology.


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