Rafferty, Janet E.
Miller, Darcy Shane
Date of Degree
Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Master of Arts
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Anthropology and Middle Eastern Cultures
A chronology of Choctaw archaeological assemblages is presented in the form of six seriations. The assemblages come from sites in a contiguous region that includes the North American Coal survey area in Kemper and Lauderdale counties. The results are combined with other archaeological evidence to examine how Choctaw material culture changed. Acculturation began in the mid-18th century, as indicated by small numbers of European gunflints, beads, and glass scrapers found at Choctaw sites. The three divisions of the Choctaw confederacy used different decorations in the 17th and 18th centuries; combing became the main decorative treatment everywhere in the Choctaw homeland by ca. 1780.
Hayes, Marcus, "Chronology and acculturation in the Choctaw homeland, 1650-1850" (2016). Theses and Dissertations MSU. 1060.