Archaeology at Shiloh Indian Mounds, 1899-1999 by Paul D. Welch

By Paul D. Welch

100 years of archaeological excavations at a big American landmark.

The Shiloh Indian Mounds archaeological web site, a countrywide historical Landmark, is a overdue prehistoric neighborhood in the limitations of the Shiloh nationwide army Park at the banks of the Tennessee River, the place one of many bloodiest battles of the Civil battle was once fought in April 1862. courting among advert one thousand and 1450, the archaeological website contains at the least 8 mounds and greater than a hundred homes. it truly is particular in that the land hasn't ever been plowed, so viewers can stroll round the sector and locate the collapsed is still of 800-year-old homes and the 900-meter-long palisade with bastions that secure the village in prehistoric instances. even if its situation inside a countrywide Park boundary has secure the world from the new ravages of guy, river financial institution erosion started to undermine the location within the Seventies. within the mid-1990s, Paul Welch begun a four-year research culminating in a finished report back to the nationwide Park carrier at the Shiloh Indian Mounds. 


These released findings make certain that the Shiloh web site was once one in every of a minimum of fourteen Mississippian mound websites situated inside of a 50 km region and that Shiloh used to be deserted  in nearly advert 1450. It additionally establishes different parameters for the Shiloh archaeological part. This present quantity is meant to make information regarding the 1st a hundred years of excavations on the Shiloh web site to be had to the archaeological community.

Paul D. Welch is an affiliate Professor of Anthropology at Southern Illionois collage, Carbondale, and is the author of Moundville's Economy.

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