The Lower Mississippi Valley Expeditions of Clarence Bloomfield Moore
A Dan Josselyn Memorial Publication
C. B. Moore's investigations of the Lower Mississippi Valley are here collected in a one-volume facsimile edition.
Like many other natural scientists from the Victorian era, Clarence Bloomfield Moore (1852-1917) lived several lives—adventurer, paper company executive, archaeologist; however, Moore is chiefly remembered for the twenty-five years he spent investigating and documenting archaeological sites along every navigable waterway in the southeastern United States.
Moore's surveys were and are impressive, and he earned lasting respect from archaeological researchers in the South by publishing, mostly at his own expense, all of the data he recovered. This volume includes works that describe data from Moore's expeditions that were key to the early recognition and preservation of major archaeological sites—Toltec, Parkin, Mound City, and Wicklife, among them—in the lower Mississippi River Valley. This and companion volumes stand today as the defining database for every area in which he worked.
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Introduction Dan F Morse and Phyllis A Morse
Some Aboriginal Sites on Mississippi River
Additional Investigation on Mississippi River
From The Northwest Florida Coast Revisited
A. N. S. PHILA aboriginal adolescent adult Arkansas river arrowheads artifacts badly decayed belonging body bottle bowl Bradley Place bunched burial celt cemetery child clay closely flexed coating of red dark ware deposit described digging dwelling-sites ear-plugs earthenware extended feet in height flint four Francis river full length Greer head head vessels holes Holmes Holmes County human bones humerus inches in height inches in length incised decoration inverted investigation JOURN Landing Leflore County left side Menard Mound Middle Mississippi region miles Mississippi River Mississippi Valley Moore Museum neck opposite side partly flexed pebble Pecan Point pelvis perforation pipe plantation Plate Poinsett County pottery red pigment ridge right side Rose Mound rude Sharkey County shell beads skeleton skull summit plateau surface swastika tail teapot trial-holes Turkey Island undecorated vessels of earthenware Woodruff County Yazoo County yellow ware