Artifact Database, Rood's Landing Tom Meltzer (9SW1) 1975 and 1980

Creator(s): Tom Meltzer

Year: 2012

Summary

The Rood’s Landing site (9SW1), also known as Rood’s Creek, was described by Caldwellas a Mississippian Period mound center consisting of eight mounds and a large village at the confluence of Rood’s Creek and the Chattahoochee River in Stewart County, Georgia. It was first described by C.B. Moore in 1907, and recorded again in 1939 by Wauchope (Atz, Huddleston & Sweeney 2000). Later, “large surface collections were made by the Smithsonian, the University of Georgia, the University of Alabama, and the Columbus Museum…and amateurs have since reported cultural materials from several peripheral areas to the Columbus Museum” (Knight and Mistovich 1984). Based on information recorded on the box label, it appear that the artifacts in this investigation were collected in 1975 by Tom Meltzer, and it is assumed that he then donated the items to the Columbus Museum of Arts and Crafts. The only artifact not collected in 1975, VCP ID 001-022, was found in 1980 and had a small write up in the Rood’s Landing Archives (Box 1, Folder 55) where it was noted as having been found by Tom Meltzer and Tom Whipple. Tom Meltzer was a member of the community who often worked with Frank Schnell (College of Education Quarterly 2009: 3). Looting at the Rood’s Landing site was a problem throughout the 1970’s and early 1980’s, and at this time Frank T. Schnell was conducting numerous collections in the Rood’s Landing area at the behest of the Columbus Museum (Schnell 1973). Many such investigations were also conducted in the area to assess the impact of Walter F. George Lake on the site and to document it since it was being damaged by erosion (Schnell 1973; Knight and Mistovich 1984; Atz et al. 2000). Should additional information about Rood’s Landing be found in the future, it could be determined that artifacts from Rood’s Landing (9SW1) 1955, Rood’s Landing (9SW1) Arbitrary 1968-1979, and Rood’s Landing Tom Meltzer (9SW1) 1975 and 1980 could belong together or could be further divided. If this occurs, artifacts will need to be moved between projects.

The procedures employed by the St. Louis VCP to rehouse the archaeological material from the Rood's Landing Tom Meltzer (9SW1) 1975 and 1980 investigation are discussed in the Artifact Report. The report can be found in tDAR The artifact database can be found in tDAR at (https://core.tdar.org/document/426176)

Cite this Record

Artifact Database, Rood's Landing Tom Meltzer (9SW1) 1975 and 1980. Tom Meltzer. Norcross, GA: Brockington and Associates, Inc. . 2012 ( tDAR id: 426177) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8Q2430W

Data Set Structure

Measurement Column
Count Column
Coded Column
Filename Column
Integration Column (has Ontology)

Table Information: Rood's Landing Tom Meltzer

Column Name Data Type Type Category Coding Sheet Ontology
Comments VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Weight (g) DOUBLE  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Count BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Artifact Description VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Material Class VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Date Collected VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Site Number VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Investigator VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Subject Property VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
USACE District VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Investigation Name VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
VCP ID VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none

Spatial Coverage

min long: -85.235; min lat: 31.85 ; max long: -84.944; max lat: 32.134 ;

Notes

General Note: The digital materials in this collection were processed by the Veterans Curation Program (VCP), and include the artifact database, artifact report, finding aid, and scanned asset key. Additional materials held by the VCP include the document folder listing, initial data collection sheet, personal notes, and preliminary inventory worksheet. For additional information on these materials, refer to the Finding Aid.

Source Collections

Rood's Landing Tom Meltzer (9SW1) 1975 and 1980 collection stored at the University of Georgia, Laboratory of Archaeology, Athens, Georgia.

File Information

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Rood-s-Landing-Tom-Meltzer-Database.xlsx 12.25kb Nov 2, 2016 1:51:33 PM Public