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Old Mobile Archaeology

Written by Gregory A. Waselkov

Publication Year: 2005

An archaeological guide to the earliest French settlement on the northern Gulf Coast. Archaeological excavations since 1989 have uncovered exciting evidence of the original townsite of Mobile, first capital of the Louisiana colony, and remnants of the colony's port on Dauphin Island.


Published by: The University of Alabama Press


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Old Mobile Archaeology

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Three hundred years ago, the world of the Mobilian Indians changed forever with the appearance along their coast of two small ships carrying Frenchmen intent on colonization. Since their battle with Hernando de Soto's Spanish army at the town of Mauvilla in 1540, the Mobilians had abandoned large settlements with earthen mounds (like the important Mississippian center at Bottle Creek on Mound Island in the Mobile-Tensaw delta). ...

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Archaeological research at Old Mobile and Port Dauphin has been supported by many agencies, institutions, foundations, and individuals. I am very grateful to all of them and I hope this booklet repays their generosity and confidence in some small measure. ...

E-ISBN-13: 9780817384739
Print-ISBN-13: 9780817351861

Page Count: 64
Publication Year: 2005

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  • French -- Alabama -- Mobile -- Antiquities.
  • Mobile (Ala.) -- History.
  • Excavations (Archaeology) -- Alabama -- Mobile.
  • Mobile (Ala.) -- Antiquities.
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