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Georgia Journal of Science

Article Title

CONTEXTUALIZING PREHISTORIC OCCUPATION AT 9DW276 (RICE FARM), DAWSON COUNTY, GEORGIA**

Abstract

Archaeological investigations at 9DW276 (Rice Farm) in Dawson County, Georgia have begun to explore the spatial and temporal contexts of the site. Material culture recovered from the site suggests a significant occupation phase during the Middle Woodland followed by a smaller occupation during the Mississippian period. Situated on the banks of the Etowah River, Rice Farm was likely one node in a complex network of sites spanning the Etowah drainage and the broader southeast. This paper explores the spatial distribution of artifacts recovered during limited test excavations at the site, comparing these to the results of a ground penetrating radar prospection survey of the site. We then couch our interpretation of the site within the broader region through a spatial analysis of other Middle Woodland sites in north Georgia.

Acknowledgements

University of North Georgia Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (CURCA) Mini-Grant

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