Richard Thornton | Apr 13, 2017 | 0
Sample Maps from Chattahoochee River Study
Readers probably would like to see what will be coming available in the near future. The same type studies have already been completed for the Savannah River and South Atlantic Coast (from Charleston to Jacksonville). They are available without charge on Access Genealogy.
Each archaeological site contains a written description of the site’s history, visible structures, location, environment, ethnicity, occupation periods and archaeological studies. Each site has at least have a high resolution satellite image, showing the location of the site. Especially important sites have various types of topo analysis plus virtual reality architectural graphics.
Of course, an advantage that we have over those agencies that have no personal ties to Creek heritage sites is that “our people” have been watching over these locations for 185 years. POOF members constantly send in info on heritage sites near where they live. Thus, we are often aware of legacies from the past, which have been missed by conventional means.
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Richard Thornton is a professional architect, city planner, author and museum exhibit designer-builder. He is today considered one of the nation’s leading experts on the Southeastern Indians. However, that was not always the case. While at Georgia Tech Richard was the first winner of the Barrett Fellowship, which enabled him to study Mesoamerican architecture and culture in Mexico under the auspices of the Institutio Nacional de Antropoligia e Historia. Dr. Roman Piňa-Chan, the famous archaeologist and director of the Museo Nacional de Antropologia, was his fellowship coordinator. For decades afterward, he lectured at universities and professional societies around the Southeast on Mesoamerican architecture, while knowing very little about his own Creek heritage. Then he was hired to carry out projects for the Muscogee-Creek Nation in Oklahoma. The rest is history.Richard is the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the KVWETV (Coweta) Creek Tribe and a member of the Perdido Bay Creek Tribe. In 2009 he was the architect for Oklahoma’s Trail of Tears Memorial at Council Oak Park in Tulsa. He is the president of the Apalache Foundation, which is sponsoring research into the advanced indigenous societies of the Lower Southeast.
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