Oral Historical, Documentary and Archaeological Investigations of Colbert, Barton, and Vinton, Mississippi: An Interim Report on Phase I of the Tombigbee Historic Townsites Project. Volume I.
MICHIGAN STATE UNIV EAST LANSING ANTHROPOLOGY DIV
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This report presents the first phase research objectives, methods, techniques, and results of the Tombigbee Historic Townsites Project. The Townsites Project, a large, multiphased investigation of the extinct nineteenth century river port communities of Colbert, Barton, and Vinton, Mississippi, ultimately seeks to unite oral historical, documentary, archaeological, archaeomagnetic, and formal analytical information within a cultural systems framework. Progress reports of the Oral History and Archival Research programs are presented. The physical setting of the study area, as well as the progress of the magnetic reconnaissance and archaeological test excavations of the Field Archaeology program, are described. Procedures developed to manage the diverse kinds of data recovered in Phase I are also discussed within the context of the projects goals and research design. An important contribution in this area is the design and implementation of an automated archaeological data retrieval system for use within the Field Laboratory Program. Author
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