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Myth of the Hunter-Gatherer
Archaeology ^ | September/October 1999 Volume 52 Number 5 | Kenneth M. Ames

Posted on 08/13/2004 12:07:48 AM PDT by SunkenCiv

On September 19, 1997, the New York Times announced the discovery of a group of earthen mounds in northeastern Louisiana. The site, known as Watson Brake, includes 11 mounds 26 feet high linked by low ridges into an oval 916 feet long. What is remarkable about this massive complex is that it was built around 3400 B.C., more than 3,000 years before the development of farming communities in eastern North America, by hunter-gatherers, at least partly mobile, who visited the site each spring and summer to fish, hunt, and collect freshwater mussels... Social complexity cannot exist unless I it is supported by a productive subsistence economy.

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Archaeology Volume 52 Number 5
September/October 1999

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1 posted on 08/13/2004 12:07:49 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
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A blast from the past, probably never posted on FR before. The first link is actually one that I found Google-ing on the article title, a search which also turned up the abstract on the site of the magazine (the second link). Enjoy.
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2 posted on 08/13/2004 12:09:38 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Unlike some people, I have a profile. Okay, maybe it's a little large...)
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To: SunkenCiv

Good essay, wish it looked more professional though.


3 posted on 08/13/2004 5:08:41 AM PDT by MacDorcha
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To: MacDorcha
Agreed.

I could not even read it with the text running through the spiral on the right.

Too bad.

4 posted on 08/13/2004 5:01:47 PM PDT by Eaker (R.I.P Tony Webb 10-Aug-04 - Phudd 28-Jun-04)
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To: MacDorcha
It's a reprint, not alas on the Archaeology website. I don't see any problem with the style (not that I would), but the spiral down one edge doesn't interfere with the text, just looks tacky. ...not as tacky as this, though...
5 posted on 10/07/2004 11:32:06 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("All I have seen teaches me trust the Creator for all I have not seen." -- Emerson)
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Peoples of the Northwest Coast: Their Archaeology and Prehistory Peoples of the Northwest Coast:
Their Archaeology and Prehistory

by Kenneth M. Ames
and Herbert D. G. Maschner


6 posted on 11/19/2004 10:34:25 PM PST by SunkenCiv ("All I have seen teaches me trust the Creator for all I have not seen." -- Emerson)
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Peoples of the Northwest Coast: Their Archaeology and Prehistory

7 posted on 11/19/2004 10:35:41 PM PST by SunkenCiv ("All I have seen teaches me trust the Creator for all I have not seen." -- Emerson)
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New Structure Found at Ancient Ohio Site
AP | 08/30/2005 | none credited
Posted on 08/30/2005 7:52:19 PM PDT by Artemis Webb
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8 posted on 08/30/2005 11:34:27 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated by FR profile on Sunday, August 14, 2005.)
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Ouachita River Mounds: A Five Millennium Mystery
by Lori Tucker
circa 2000
The massive earthworks at Poverty Point near Epps were long considered the beginning of extensive mound construction. Non-native stones found on the site originated as far away as Wisconsin, Tennessee and Georgia indicate that Poverty Point was a major trade center circa 1500 BC. The Poverty Point culture spread over a large part of the Lower Mississippi Valley and flourished from around 1730 BC to 1350 BC. Until recently, Poverty Point was considered an amazing anomaly because no one had identified significant earlier sites... calibrated radiocarbon dates from several sites including Hedgepeth, Frenchman's Bend and Watson Brake... placed their construction between 3700 BC and 3000 BC. Saunders and others now have reason to believe that mound construction was widespread by 3000 BC in northern and southern Louisiana as well as Mississippi and Florida where other researchers have worked for years... When Allen obtained a core sample of the largest mound, he found advanced soil development. Saunders then decided the site was worth further study. Radiocarbon dating of Watson Brake places its construction in a 400-year period beginning at 3400 B.C. Watson Brake became a focal point of research into Middle Archaic mounds because it is larger, more securely dated and has been disturbed less than the others.

9 posted on 08/30/2005 11:35:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated by FR profile on Sunday, August 14, 2005.)
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10 posted on 04/05/2006 11:52:19 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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11 posted on 09/15/2006 12:12:48 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (updated my FR profile on Saturday, September 2, 2006. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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12 posted on 06/24/2009 2:59:32 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.troopathon.org/index.php -- June 25th -- the Troopathon)
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13 posted on 07/22/2011 5:45:23 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Bye, Bye Beringia (8,000 Year Old Site In Florida)

"* Tests showed the oldest skeletons were buried 8,100 years ago. The youngest was placed in the ground 6,900 years ago."

These people used the same graveyard for 1,200 years.

14 posted on 07/22/2011 7:56:09 PM PDT by blam
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That must have been one worn-out shovel.


15 posted on 07/22/2011 8:30:10 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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16 posted on 07/22/2011 9:03:32 PM PDT by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: SunkenCiv

We live a couple of miles from the Poverty Point mounds and we have several smaller mounds in a field below our house. After a frog-strangler of a rain in our fields, I can find all sorts of artifacts ... really nice arrowheads too.


17 posted on 07/22/2011 9:08:19 PM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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bump to an old topic, related search link:

https://www.google.com/search?q=hunter-gather+watkins+brake+louisiana


18 posted on 03/09/2014 4:46:59 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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