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Social Change among the Lower Creek, the Late-Woodland to Historic Period

Author(s): Nancy Williams ; Nancy Williams ; Thomas Foster ; Briggs Buchanan

Year: 2017

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The proto-historic and historic periods were times of great social change among Native Americans of the southeastern United States. The era saw mass migration and shifts in political association. The indigenous tribes of the Chattahoochee River, later known as the Creek, were no exception to the cultural changes of the time. The current historical and archaeological interpretation of these changes suggests that the Creek became more closely aligned, culturally, through time. These interpretations are based on historic documents, proximity and ceramic seriation and sequencing. This paper used social network analysis to test the current interpretations and determine if the relatedness of Creek and Creek ancestor sites, in middle and lower Georgia, Alabama and north Florida, changed over time.

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Social Change among the Lower Creek, the Late-Woodland to Historic Period. Nancy Williams, Nancy Williams, Thomas Foster, Briggs Buchanan. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 429365)


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

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Abstract Id(s): 17008

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