Hopewellian Connections in the Midsouth—Tunacunnhee and Yearwood

Author(s): Brian Butler

Year: 2017


In 1976 Richard Jefferies published on a Middle Woodland burial mound complex in northwest Georgia called Tunacunnhee. The previous year, Brian Butler salvaged an unusual Middle Woodland ritual and mortuary site on the Elk River in southern Middle Tennessee, called Yearwood, published in summary fashion in 1979. At the time, radiocarbon dating was too limited and primitive to get an accurate read on the age of these two sites, and the then available dates suggested a considerable difference in age despite many similar artifacts with Hopewellian connections. A reexamination of the Yearwood data along with new radiocarbon dates now permits a better appreciation of the correct age of Yearwood and the potential relationships of these and other sites.

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Hopewellian Connections in the Midsouth—Tunacunnhee and Yearwood. Brian Butler. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 429605)


Spatial Coverage

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

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 14502