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The Moundville Expeditions of Clarence Bloomfield Moore

Clarence Bloomfield Moore

Written by Clarence Bloomfield Moore and edited by Vernon James Knight Jr.

Publication Year: 1996

The two works reprinted in this volume represent the pinnacle of the career of one of the most remarkable American archaeologists of the early 20th century, Clarence Bloomfield Moore.

Moore's Certain Aboriginal Remains of the Black Warrior River (1905) and Moundville Revisited (1907) brought the Moundville site in Alabama to the attention of the scholarly world in dramatic fashion by offering a splendid photographic display and expert commentary on its artifactual richness. Moore was the leading southeastern specialist of his day and the most prolific excavator of southern sites during the early part of the 20th century. Today Moore gives the impression of having been everywhere, having excavated everything, and having published on all of it. Moundville Expeditions contains facsimile reprints of these two classic works, along with a new scholarly introduction by one of the leading authorities on the Moundville archaeological site. Once again these rare materials on Moundville are available both for scholars and for a general audience.

 

Published by: The University of Alabama Press

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Preface

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pp. vii-viii

The notion to reprint the classic Moore volumes on southeastern archaeology has been, without doubt, lurking just beneath the surface for some time. How could it not? After nearly a century the originals are now scarce and expensive, if copies can be found at all. So it has gradually occurred to some—I first heard it mentioned by Jerald Milanich—that a republication would help to bring a new generation of...

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Introduction

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pp. 1-20

The two works reprinted in this volume represent the pinnacle of the career of one of the most remarkable American archaeologists of the early twentieth century. Certain Aboriginal Remains of the Black Warrior River and Moundville Revisited brought the Moundville site in Alabama to the attention of the scholarly world in dramatic...

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Certain Aboriginal Remains of the Black Warrior River

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pp. 21-142

The Black Warrior river,1 having its sources in northern Alabama, pursues a southerly course, and passing the city of Tuscaloosa and the town of Moundville, enters the Tombigbee river just above Demopolis. ...

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Moundville Revisited

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pp. 143-213

In the season of 1905 we conducted an investigation in the mounds and cemeteries near Moundville,1 Ala., which place, near the Black Warrior river, is but a few miles distant from the city of Tuscaloosa. Later, we published an account2 of our work at Moundville. ...

Indexes

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pp. 215-224


E-ISBN-13: 9780817384975
Print-ISBN-13: 9780817308407

Page Count: 232
Publication Year: 1996

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  • Moore, Clarence B. (Clarence Bloomfield), 1852-1936 -- Travel -- Alabama -- Black Warrior River Valley.
  • Archaeological expeditions -- Alabama -- Black Warrior River Valley.
  • Indians of North America -- Alabama -- Antiquities.
  • Mississippian culture -- Alabama.
  • Alabama -- Antiquities.
  • Moundville Archaeological Park (Moundville, Ala.).
  • Indians of North America -- Alabama -- Black Warrior River Valley -- Antiquities.
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