Pisgah Archaeology in the Upper Reaches of the Tennessee Valley

Author(s): Jay Franklin; S. D. Dean

Year: 2017


Pisgah in upper East Tennessee appears to represent fluid, adaptable communities of practice in the upper reaches of the Tennessee Valley. It reflects various but limited elements of Mississippianization. Pisgah also appears to have crosscut ethnic boundaries. On the Holston, it was associated with the Dallas archaeological culture, while on the Nolichucky and Watauga, it was associated with Qualla (Cherokee) and also perhaps proto-Catawban wares. Pisgah in the region does not appear to have been associated with chiefdoms, nor was it associated with mound centers. We explore Pisgah variability in terms of chronology, material culture, and Mississippianization.

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Pisgah Archaeology in the Upper Reaches of the Tennessee Valley. Jay Franklin, S. D. Dean. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 430752)


Spatial Coverage

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

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 15830