Archaeology of the Southern Appalachians and Adjacent Watersheds

  • Author(s): Whyte, Thomas R. and C. Clifford Boyd Jr., editors
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  • Imprint: University of Tennessee Press
  • Publication Date: 2023-03-25
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This book presents archaeology addressing all periods in the Native Southeast as a tribute to the career of Jefferson Chapman, longtime director of the Frank H. McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Written by Chapman’s colleagues and former students, the chapters add to our current understanding of early native southeastern peoples as well as Chapman’s original work and legacy to the field of archaeology. Some chapters review, reevaluate, and reinterpret archaeological evidence using new data, contemporary methods, or alternative theoretical perspectives— something that Chapman, too, fostered throughout his career. Others address the history and significance of archaeological collections curated at the Frank H. McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, where Chapman was the director for nearly thirty years. The essays cover a broad range of archaeological material studies and methods and in doing so carry forth Chapman’s legacy.


THOMAS R. WHYTE is a professor in the Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. He is the author of Boone before Boone: The Archaeological Record of Northwestern North Carolina through 1769, and co-editor of Exploring Tennessee Prehistory.

Until his death in March 2021, C. CLIFFORD BOYD JR. was a professor of anthropology and co-director of the Radford University Forensic Science Institute in Radford, Virginia. He was editor of Archaeological Adaptation: Case Studies of Cultural Transformation from the Southeast and Caribbean, and co-editor of Forensic Anthropology: Theoretical Framework and Scientific Basis.