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Hybridity and Community Formation in the Middle Savannah River Valley    

Author(s): Kimberly A. Wescott

Year: 2013

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Summary

Between A.D. 1670 and 1740, traders, settlers, and displaced Native American peoples migrated to the Savannah River in hopes of establishing trade and diplomatic relations with the colony of Carolina. Savannah Town, located near the Fall Line in the middle part of the drainage, consisted of approximately nine scattered villages inhabited at various times by groups of Savannah or Shawnee, Apalachee, Yuchi, and later Chickasaw Native Americans. Furthermore, Savannah town formed an important entrepôt or hub for commercial trade and frontier interaction. This paper incorporates spatial data to examine the relationship between two middle Savannah village sites (38AK933 and 9RI327), challenges with interpretation, and alternative ways to consider the social product of diaspora.


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Hybridity and Community Formation in the Middle Savannah River Valley    . Kimberly A. Wescott. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428515)


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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 571

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