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Discovering Plies in Back and Then, Just About Everywhere: Perishable Artifact Studies from the Eastern U.S. Beginning with Tennessee

Author(s): William Weeks ; Edward Jolie

Year: 2016

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Summary

The Tennessee State Museum has several collections of perishable artifacts from dry rock shelters and caves on the Cumberland Plateau containing varieties of cordage, basketry, textiles, footwear, worked hide, wood, feathers and other items that appear to date between the Archaic and Mississippian periods. Preliminary analyses explore the origin, distribution, and fusion of styles that became the enduring traditions of the indigenous peoples of the American Southeast. Ethnographic and archaeological comparative data complement new insights from museum vaults replete with many things seemingly forgotten.


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Discovering Plies in Back and Then, Just About Everywhere: Perishable Artifact Studies from the Eastern U.S. Beginning with Tennessee. William Weeks, Edward Jolie. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 403689)


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min long: -91.274; min lat: 24.847 ; max long: -72.642; max lat: 36.386 ;

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America