Can you identify these artifacts?
The dating and classification of artifacts can be tricky, especially if one is working from a professional body of knowledge that fossilized in the late 20th century.
The two ceramic containers in the photo on the left obviously have the standard form of Deptford Style Ceramics, which were decorated by slapping wooden paddles covered with fabric onto the damp clay body. However, can you name the specific location where they were unearthed and the cultural time period?
1. The jars are not from the Florida Panhandle.
2. The jars were found near the Atlantic Ocean.
3. In 1937, archaeologist James Ford excavated bronze axes, daggers and a sword from the banks of the Altamaha River near St. Catherines Island, GA. He never told his peers about the discovery, but for several years they were on display in a museum owned by the State of Georgia.
Professor Gene Waddell of the College of Charleston is not allowed to participate because he knows the answer!
The first winner of the quiz will receive a copy of “The Forgotten History of North Georgia.”
We will surprise you with the answer on June 21, 2015 – the Summer Solstice.
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