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MAS Lecture | Looking at the Late Woodland and Early Mississippian in the Lower Chattahoochee River Valley: The Averett Culture

Kimberly Swisher, University of Michigan Graduate Student
Thursday, January 17, 2019
7:30-9:00 PM
Kelsey Museum of Archaeology Map
In this talk, Kimberly Swisher discusses some of the current work she has been doing with material from the Averett Site, the type site for the Averett Culture. This was a local population with a primarily hunting and gathering economy that lived in the Lower Chattahoochee River Valley in southwest Georgia from roughly AD 900 to AD 1300. After AD 1300, immigrant Mississippian populations intensified their habitation in the region, impacting the Averett existence. In her talk, Ms. Swisher also discuss her future plans and her dissertation research, which focuses on the social and cultural practices of these small-scale local populations and how they acted, re-acted, and interacted with the Mississippian immigrants, including how these local populations were affected socially and culturally. 

This lecture is sponsored by the Michigan Archaeological Society.
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Building: Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
Event Type: Other
Tags: Anthropology, Archaeology, Lecture
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