Co-Author: David G. Anderson
Author info: Professor of Anthropology
Publication Date: April 2012
Publisher: Society for American Archaeology
Synopsis: This book is a synthesis of the prehistory of the Southeastern U.S. that is designed for high school and college students, avocational archaeologists, and interested members of the general public. It also serves as a basic reference for professional archaeologists worldwide on the record of a remarkable region. The book summarizes the history of archaeological research in the Southeast, and the record of the Native American inhabitants of the Southeast, from initial colonization in the late Pleistocene to the complex societies of the late prehistoric and early European Contact period. The emphasis is on research conducted in the last two decades, and particularly in the new millennium, after A.D. 2000.