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Interpreting Changes in Historic Creek Architecture at the Turn of the Nineteenth Century

01/24/2013, 7:00 PM

ASU Museum, Room 157




The Central Mississippi Valley Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society welcomes you to attend a special lecture:

Interpreting Changes in Historic Creek Architecture at the Turn of the Nineteenth Century

by Robert J. Scott

Arkansas Archeological Survey, Southern Illinois Carbondale

This presentation addresses culture change among the Historic Creeks at the turn of the nineteenth century through an examination of archeological and documentary information. Written accounts suggest that people within core communities maintained traditional forms of domestic architecture, while those Creeks who began settling away from the larger towns to accommodate new economic pursuits following the Revolutionary War were beginning to adopt the household architecture of frontier whites. Comparison of archeological data with written accounts indicates that change in domestic architecture among the Creeks was a selective process in terms of how, when and by whom specific elements of Euro-American building technology and house form were adopted.

This lecture is free and open to the public.