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Archive of Moundville Archaeology
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This page contains various hard-to-find or unpublished works pertaining to the archaeology of Moundville and related sites in the Black Warrior Valley of west-central Alabama. The materials are arranged in the following categories:

  1. Excavation reports (early work)
  2. Excavation and survey reports (later work)
  3. Doctoral dissertations
  4. Master's theses
  5. Miscellaneous papers
Within each category the maps are listed alphabetically by author, and then by date.

[The documents on this site were compiled by Vincas P. Steponaitis and Vernon J. Knight, Jr.. Please email comments and suggestions to the former at vps@email.unc.edu and to the latter at vknight@as.ua.edu.]
 


A.   Excavation reports (early work):
  1. Moore, Clarence B.
    1905     Certain Aboriginal Remains of the Black Warrior River [pp. 123-244]. Certain Aboriginal Remains of the Lower Tombigbee River [pp. 245-278]. Certain Aboriginal Remains of Mobile Bay and Mississippi Sound [pp. 279-297]. Miscellaneous Investigation in Florida [pp. 298-325]. Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 13: 123-325. [Internet Archive]
     
  2. Moore, Clarence B.
    1907     Moundville Revisited [pp. 334-405]. Crystal River Revisited [pp. 406-425]. Mounds of the Lower Chattahoochee and Lower Flint Rivers [pp. 426-456]. Notes on the Ten Thousand Islands, Florida [pp. 457-470]. Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 13: 334-470. [Internet Archive]
     
  3. Peebles, Christopher Spalding
    1973     Excavations at Moundville, 1905-1951. [PDF]
     

B.   Excavation and survey reports (later work):
  1. Blitz, John H.
    2007     Test Excavations at Mound X, Moundville (1Tu500), 2004. [PDF]
     
  2. Gage, Matthew D., and V. Stephen Jones
    2001     Remote Sensing and Core Drilling of Five Mounds at the Moundville Site. Report submitted to the Alabama Historical Commission, contract no. PT98-DM072. Office of Archaeological Services, University of Alabama Museums, Moundville, Alabama. [PDF]
     
  3. Hammerstedt, Scott W., and Jennifer L. Myer
    2001     Characteristics of Mississippian Settlement in the Black Warrior Valley, Alabama: Final Report of Season II of the Black Warrior Valley Survey. Report submitted to the Alabama Historical Commission, project no. PT99-SP131. Department of Anthropology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. [PDF]
     
  4. Knight, Vernon J., Jr.
    1995     Chronology and Use of Public Architecture at the Moundville Site: Excavations in Mounds R, E, F, and G. Second interim report submitted to the National Science Foundation, award No. 9220568. [PDF]
     
  5. Knight, Vernon J., Jr.
    2002     Chronology and Use of Public Architecture at the Moundville Site: Excavations in Mound Q. Report submitted to the National Science Foundation, award nos. 9220568 and 9727709. [PDF]
     
  6. Knight, Vernon J., Jr.
    2009     Discovery and Excavation of the Moundville Earth Lodge. Alabama Museum of Natural History Bulletin 27: 20-28. Tuscaloosa. [PDF]
     
  7. Myer, Jennifer L.
    2002     Characteristics of Mississippian Settlement in the Black Warrior Valley, Alabama: Final Report of Season III of the Black Warrior Valley Survey. Report submitted to the Alabama Historical Commission, project no. PT00-SP180. Department of Anthropology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. [PDF]
     
  8. Myer, Jennifer L.
    2003     Archaeological Testing at Three Non-Mound Mississippian Sites in the Black Warrior Valley, Alabama: Final Report of Season IV of the Black Warrior Valley Survey. Report Submitted to the Alabama Historical Commission, project no. PT02-SP226. Department of Anthropology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. [PDF]
     
  9. Nielsen, Jerry J., John W. O'Hear, and Charles W. Moorehead
    1973     An Archaeological Survey of Hale and Greene Counties. Report submitted to the Alabama Historical Commission, contract no. AHC 52472. University Museums, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. [PDF]
     
  10. Scarry, C. Margaret
    1980     Excavations at Moundville 1978-1979: The University of Michigan Moundville Project. [PDF]
     
  11. Scarry, C. Margaret, and John F. Scarry
    1997     West Jefferson Community Organization in the Black Warrior Valley, Alabama. Report submitted to the National Geographic Society, grant 5278-94. Research Laboratories of Archaeology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. [PDF]
     
  12. Sherard, Jeffery L.
    2009     Analysis of Daub from Mound V, Moundville: Its Role as an Architectural Indicator. Alabama Museum of Natural History Bulletin 27: 29-42. Tuscaloosa. [PDF]
     
  13. Tickner, Amanda
    2009     Analysis of Wood Charcoal from an Earth Lodge on Mound V at Moundville. Alabama Museum of Natural History Bulletin 27: 43-49. Tuscaloosa. [PDF]
     

C.   Doctoral dissertations:
  1. Bozeman, Tandy Key
    1982     Moundville Phase Communities in the Black Warrior River Valley, Alabama. Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Santa Barbara. [PDF]
     
  2. Briggs, Rachel Virginia
    2017     From Bitter Seeds: A Historical Anthropological Approach to Moundvilleís Origins. Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Anthropology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. PDF]
     
  3. Davis, Jera Rollins
    2014     On Common Ground: Social Memory and the Plaza at Early Moundville. Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Anthropology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. [PDF]
     
  4. Gall, Daniel George
    1995     Petrography and Provenance of Mississippian Greenstone Artifacts from the Moundville Site, Alabama. Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Geological Sciences, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. [PDF]
     
  5. Hodge, Shannon Chappell
    2005     Settlement Dispersal, Economic Disintensification, and Human Health at Moundville. Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Anthropology, Tulane University, New Orleans. [PDF]
     
  6. Lacquement, Cameron Hawkins
    2009     Landscape Modification at Moundville: An Energetics Assessment of a Mississippian Polity. Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Anthropology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. [PDF]
     
  7. Maxham, Mintcy D.
    2004     Native Constructions of Landscapes in the Black Warrior Valley, Alabama, AD 1020-1520. Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Anthropology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. [PDF]
     
  8. McKenzie, Douglas Hugh
    1965     The Moundville Phase and its Position in Southeastern Prehistory. Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University, Cambridge. [PDF]
     
  9. Peebles, Christopher Spalding
    1974     Moundville: The Organization of a Prehistoric Community and Culture. Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Santa Barbara. [PDF]
     
  10. Phillips, Erin
    2012     Social Contexts of Production and Use of Pottery Engraved in the Hemphill Style at Moundville. Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston. [PDF]
     
  11. Porth, Erik Steven
    2017     Reconsidering Institutional Collapse and Social Transformation at Moundville During the Fifteenth Century. Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Anthropology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. PDF]
     
  12. Powell, Mary Lucas
    1985     Health, Disease and Social Organization in the Mississippian Community at Moundville. Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston. [PDF]
     
  13. Rees, Mark A.
    2001     Mississippian Political Culture: Contrasting Historical Trajectories in Southeastern North America. Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Anthropology, University of Oklahoma, Norman. [PDF]
     
  14. Regnier, Amanda Leigh
    2006     An Examination of the Social Composition of Late Mississippian Towns in the Alabama River Valley Through Ceramic Styles. Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Anthropology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. [PDF]
     
  15. Scarry, C. Margaret
    1986     Change in Plant Procurement and Production During the Emergence of the Moundville Chiefdom. Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. [PDF]
     
  16. Steponaitis, Vincas Petras
    1980     Ceramics, Chronology, and Community Patterns at Moundville, a Late Prehistoric Site in Alabama. Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. [PDF, vol. 1] [PDF, vol. 2]
     
  17. Thompson, Claire Elizabeth
    2011     Ritual and Power: Examining the Economy of Moundvilleís Residential Population. Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Anthropology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. [PDF]
     
  18. Welch, Paul Daniel
    1986     Models of Chiefdom Economy: Prehistoric Moundville as a Case Study. Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. [PDF]
     
  19. Williams, Michele Lea
    2000     Evidence for Medicinal Plants in the Paleoethnobotanical Record of the Eastern United States During the Late Woodland Through Mississippian Periods. Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Anthropology, Washington University, St. Louis. [PDF]
     
  20. Wilson, Gregory D.
    2005     Between Plaza and Palisade: Household and Community Organization at Early Moundville. Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Anthropology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. [PDF]
     

D.   Master's theses:
  1. Astin, Robyn L.
    1996     Mound M: Chronology and Function at Moundville. Masterís thesis, Department of Anthropology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. [PDF]
     
  2. Barrier, Casey R.
    2007     Surplus Storage at Early Moundville: The Distribution of Oversized Jars at Mound W and Other Off-Mound Locations. Masterís thesis, Department of Anthropology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. [PDF]
     
  3. Barry, Steven Edward
    2004     Lithic Raw Material and Chipped Stone Tools: A Comparison of Two Sites in the Moundville Chiefdom. Masterís thesis, Department of Anthropology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. [PDF]
     
  4. Davis, Jeremy R.
    2008     Crafting in the Countryside: A Comparison of Three Late Prehistoric Nonmound Sites in the Black Warrior River Valley. Masterís thesis, Department of Anthropology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. [PDF]
     
  5. Gage, Matthew D.
    2000     Ground-Penetrating Radar and Core Sampling at the Moundville Site. Master's thesis, Department of Anthropology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. [PDF]
     
  6. Gillies, Judith L.
    1998     A Preliminary Study of Moundville Hemphill Representational Engraved Ceramic Art Style. Master's thesis, Department of Anthropology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. [PDF]
     
  7. Hammerstedt, Scott W.
    2000     Characteristics of Late Woodland and Mississippian Settlements in the Black Warrior Valley, Alabama. Masterís thesis, Department of Anthropology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. [PDF]
     
  8. Hawsey, Kareen Lewanda
    2015     Vessel Morphology and Function in the West Jefferson Phase of the Black Warrior Valley, Alabama. Masterís thesis, Department of Anthropology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. [PDF]
     
  9. Herndon, Richard L.
    1995     Architectural Correlates of Mississippian Chiefdoms: A Case Study of the Moundville and Lubbub Creek Chiefdoms. Masterís thesis, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg. [PDF]
     
  10. Jackson, Paul D.
    1996     An Examination of Late Woodland Features in the Tombigbee, Black Warrior, and Tennessee River Valleys. Masterís thesis, Department of Anthropology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. [PDF]
     
  11. Johnson, Pamela Anne
    2005     The Occupational History of Mound ďWĒ at Moundville, Alabama. Masterís thesis, Department of Anthropology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. [PDF]
     
  12. Kelly, Petrina Sophie
    2013     Mound R1 and the Problem of the Minor Mounds at Moundville. Kelly, Petrina Sophie [PDF]
     
  13. Lacefield, Hyla L.
    1995     A Preliminary Study of Moundville Engraved Pottery. Master's thesis, Department of Anthropology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. [PDF]
     
  14. Lacquement, Cameron Hawkins
    2004     How to Build a Mississippian House: a Study of Domestic Architecture in West-Central Alabama. Master's thesis, Department of Anthropology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. [PDF]
     
  15. Marcoux, Jon Bernard
    2000     Display Goods Production and Circulation in the Moundville Chiefdom: A Mississippian Dilemma. Master's thesis, Department of Anthropology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. [PDF]
     
  16. Mirarchi, Matthew Jared
    2009     Beneath an Earthen Countenance: the Architecture and Artifacts of the Moundville Earth Lodge Complex. Master's thesis, Department of Anthropology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. [PDF]
     
  17. Myer, Jennifer L.
    2002     Among the Fields: Mississippian Settlement Patterns in the Black Warrior Valley, Alabama. Masterís thesis. Department of Anthropology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. [PDF]
     
  18. Nelson, Ted Clay
    2014     Mortuary Practices, Social Status, and Wealth at the Rhodes Site in Moundville, Alabama. [PDF]
     
  19. O'Hear, John W.
    1975     Site 1Je32: Community Organization in the West Jefferson Phase. Masterís thesis, Department of Anthropology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. [PDF]
     
  20. Phillips, Erin E.
    2006     Social Status as Seen Through the Distribution of Paint Palettes, Stone Pendants, and Copper Gorgets in Moundville Burials. Master's thesis, Department of Anthropology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. [PDF]
     
  21. Pope, Melody K.
    1989     Microtools from the Black Warrior Valley: Technology, Use, and Context. Master's thesis, Department of Anthropology, State University of New York, Binghamton. [PDF]
     
  22. Porth, Erik Steven
    2011     Raised Ground, Razed Structure: Ceramic Chronology, Occupation and Chiefly Authority on Mound P at Moundville. Masterís thesis, Department of Anthropology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. [PDF]
     
  23. Regnier, Amanda Leigh
    2001     Stylistic Analysis of Burial Urns from the Protohistoric Period in Central Alabama. Masterís thesis, Department of Anthropology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. [PDF]
     
  24. Robertson, Aleta Brook
    1996     Cranial Discrete Trait Analysis of Four Mississippian Sites: An Investigation of Genetic Relationships between Prehistoric Populations in Alabama. Masterís thesis, Department of Anthropology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. [PDF]
     
  25. Ryba, Elizabeth A.
    1997     Summit Architecture on Mound E at Moundville. Masterís Thesis, Department of Anthropology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. [PDF]
     
  26. Salberg, Daniel James
    2013     Ceramics and the Political Economy of Moundville: a Compositional Study Using Neutron Activation Analysis. [PDF]
     
  27. Schatte, Kevin E.
    1997     Stylistic Analysis of the Winged Serpent Theme at Moundville. Master's thesis, Department of Anthropology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. [PDF]
     
  28. Taft, Kristi Elaine
    1996     Functionally Relevant Classes of Pottery at Moundville. Masterís thesis, Department of Anthropology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. [PDF]
     

E.   Miscellaneous papers:
  1. Allan, Jean
    1984     The Moundville Palisade. Paper presented at the annual winter meeting of the Alabama Archaeological Society. [PDF]
     
  2. Dunlevy, Marion L.
    1939 The So-Called Plain Wares from Moundville and Guntersville Basin. Southeastern Archaeological Conference Newsletter 2(1):16. [PDF]
     
  3. Foster, J. Russell
    1939     The Moundville Culture and Its Distribution. Southeastern Archaeological Conference Newsletter 2(1):16-18. [PDF]
     
  4. Gall, Daniel G., and Vincas P. Steponaitis
    2001     Composition and Provenance of Greenstone Artifacts from Moundville. Poster presented at the 58th annual meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Chattanooga, Tennessee. [PDF]
     
  5. Haddy, Alice
    1980     Relative Dating of Moundville Burials. Honors thesis, Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Includes a chapter by Albert Hanson. [PDF]
     
  6. Holland, Laura R.
    1995     Pots in the Periphery: Ceramic Analysis of Rim Sherds from Two Single Mound Sites in the Vicinity of Moundville, Alabama. Honors thesis, Division of Social Sciences of New College, University of South Florida, Sarasota, Florida. [PDF]
     
  7. Knight, Vernon J., Jr.
    1989     Certain Aboriginal Mounds at Moundville: 1937 Excavations in Mounds H, I, J, K, and L. Paper presented at the 46th annual meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Tampa, Florida. [PDF]
     
  8. Knight, Vernon J., Jr.
    1992     Preliminary Report on Excavations at Mound Q, Moundville. Paper presented at the 49th annual meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas. [PDF]
     
  9. Knight, Vernon J., Jr.
    1994     Evidence for the Dating of Mounds A, B, P, R, and S, Moundville. Paper presented at the 51st annual meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Lexington, Kentucky. [PDF]
     
  10. Knight, Vernon James, Jr., Lyle W. Konigsberg, and Susan R. Frankenberg
    1999     A Gibbs Sampler Approach to the Dating of Phases in the Moundville Sequence. Unpublished manuscript. [PDF]
     
  11. Michals, Lauren
    1980     The Exploitation of Fauna during the Moundville I Phase at Moundville Paper Presented at the 37th annual meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, New Orleans. [PDF]
     
  12. Michals, Lauren
    1990     Faunal Exploitation and Chiefdom Organization at Moundville, Alabama. Paper presented at the 55th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Las Vegas, NV. [PDF]
     
  13. Peebles, Christopher Spalding
    1978     Moundville: The Form and Content of a Mississippian Society. Unpublished manuscript written for an advanced seminar at the School of American Research entitled "Reviewing Mississippian Development," organized by Stephen Williams. [PDF]
     
  14. Scarry, C. Margaret Mosenfelder
    1979     The University of Michigan Museum of Anthropology Moundville Excavations: A Preliminary Report on the 1978 Field Season. Unpublished manuscript. [PDF]
     
  15. Scarry, c. Margaret
    1988     Plant Food Production and the Emergence of the Moundville Chiefdom. Paper presented at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Phoenix, Arizona. [PDF]
     
  16. Scarry, C. Margaret
    1988     Variability in Mississippian Crop Production Strategies. Paper Presented at the 45th annual meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, New Orleans. [PDF]
     
  17. Schatte, Kevin E.
    1998     Identification of Some Thematic Variation in the Iconography of Moundville, Alabama. Journal of the Steward Anthropological Society 26(1-2): 113-127. [PDF]
     
  18. Sherard, Jeffrey L.
    2001     Burning Down the House: The Interpretation of Slag-Like Material Remains Recovered from an Earth Lodge Structure Located on Mound V at the Moundville Site. Paper presented at the 58th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Chattanooga, Tennessee. [PDF]
     
  19. Snow, Charles E.
    1939     Physical Anthropology of Moundville. Southeastern Archaeological Conference Newsletter 2(1):18. [PDF]
     
  20. Walker, Chester P., and John H. Blitz
    2010     Geophysical Survey at Moundville Archaeological Park. Poster presented at the 67th annual meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Lexington, Kentucky. [PDF]
     
  21. Welch, Paul D.
    1989     Chronological Markers and Imported Items from the Roadway Excavations at Moundville. Paper presented at the 46th annual meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Tampa, FL. [PDF]
     
  22. Wilson, Gregory D., and R. P. Stephen Davis, Jr.
    2003     Mapping the Moundville Community: A GIS Analysis of the Moundville Roadway. Poster presented at the 60th annual meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina. [PDF]
     
  23. Wimberly, Steve B.
    1954     The Southern Cult at Moundville. Handout prepared for the 11th Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Moundville, AL. [PDF]
     
  24. Wimberly, Steve B.
    1956     A Review of Moundville Pottery. Southeastern Archaeological Conference Newsletter 5(1):17-20. [PDF]
     
  25. Wimberly, Steve B.
    1960     Indian Pottery from Moundville. Unpublished typescipt dated June 4, 1960. [PDF]