Ethnoarcheology of the Bay Springs Farmsteads: a Study of Rural American Settlement


This report details the archeological testing investigations of eight late nineteenth and early twentieth century farmsteads using the combined disciplinary approach of history, oral history, and archeology. The farmsteads were located within the Bay Springs Impoundment, Tishomingo County, Mississippi. This testing program was part of the Tombigbee River Multi-Resource District mitigation geing conducted by the U.S. Army, Corps of Engineers. The report investigates the relationship of the farmsteads to the Upland South pattern of settlement developed by folklorists and cultural geographers. Specifically, it details the intersite and intrasite settlement patterns seen at the eight farmsteads. The sites were archaeologically tested to determine their cultural resource significance. One site was recommended for further archeological investigation using a data recovery program with limited excavation, oral history, and historical research.

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Ethnoarcheology of the Bay Springs Farmsteads: a Study of Rural American Settlement. Steven D. Smith, David F. Barton, Timothy B. Riordan. Report ,1. Bloomington, IN: Resource Analysts, Inc. 1982 ( tDAR id: 117583)

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -88.736; min lat: 34.463 ; max long: -88.098; max lat: 34.996 ;

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Sponsor(s): National Park Service

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NADB document id number(s): 4050646

NADB citation id number(s): 000000074721