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Archaeology Lecture: The Mississippian Period, Dr. Anna Semon

March 18, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Dr. George G. Hackman Memorial Lecture by Dr. Anna Semon (Director, North American Archaeology Lab, American Museum of Natural History)

Mississippian pottery production and use on the Georgia coast

The Mississippian period (A.D. 200–1580) on the Georgia coast consisted of chiefdoms structured by a diverse landscape of villages, council houses, mortuary sites, earthen mounds, and camp/processing areas.

Recent archaeological investigations of village and mortuary sites on St. Catherines Island, GA have provided new insight into Mississippian life on the coast, including village organization, subsistence practices, burial practices, wood-carving traditions, and pottery manufacturing.

In this lecture, we will focus on complicated-stamped pottery recovered from St. Catherines Island and discuss how this pottery can be used to reconstruct life along the Georgia coast on the cusp of European contact, especially the social interactions surrounding how the pottery was made and used.

ASSI lectures are free for ASSI and AIA members, students 22 years or younger
And Wagner Faculty and Staff - Please show ID

Others may attend ASSI lectures for a $5.00 donation or may join the ASSI at the door.

For more information contact
The Archaeology Society of Staten Island P.O. Box 140504
Staten Island, NY 10314-0504
Email: info@siarchaeology.org


March 18, 2018
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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