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Fusing Multiple Remote-Sensing Technologies to Identify the Elusive Barricade from the 1814 Battle of Horseshoe Bend

Author(s): John Cornelison ; michael seibert

Year: 2016

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Summary

Horseshoe Bend is the scene of an important and controversial battle that took place during the Creek Wars of 1813-14. Over 800 Creek warriors were killed during the battle, the largest number of American Indian deaths from any battle in United States history. Recent scholarship has shown that this battle and its aftermath were the end of a 60 year struggle for control of the trans-Appalachian interior. These conflicts began with the French and Indian War (1754-63) and continued until the end of the Red Stick War/War of 1812.

In 2006, 2008, and 2013, archeologist from the Southeast Archeological Center built upon the archaeological legacy of Roy Dickens in examining this pivotal conflict. The three field seasons used systematic metal detecting, GIS artifact pattern analysis and historical map comparisons, 3-D topographic modeling, and a range of geophysical equipment to successfully locate the remains of the Red Stick Barricade.


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Fusing Multiple Remote-Sensing Technologies to Identify the Elusive Barricade from the 1814 Battle of Horseshoe Bend. John Cornelison, michael seibert. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434468)


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Temporal Keywords
1814


Spatial Coverage

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

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PaperId(s): 224

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