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Technical Summary of Georgia Prehistory

Summary Table

 

North Georgia

Georgia Coastal Plain and Coast

Date Range

Period

Phase

Date Range

Period

Phase

a.d. 13501540

 

Lamar

a.d. 14501575

 

Pine Harbor?

a.d. 12001350

MISSISSIPPIAN

Savannah/Wilbanks

a.d. 13501450

 

Irene II

a.d. 10001200

 

Etowah

a.d. 13001350

MISSISSIPPIAN

Irene I

a.d. 900-1200

 

Vining

a.d. 12001300

 

Savannah II

a.d. 7501000

LATE WOODLAND

Woodstock

a.d. 11501200

 

Savannah I

a.d. 500750

 

Late Swift Creek/Napier

a.d. 10001150

 

St. Catherines

a.d. 200500

 

Panola?

a.d. 5001000

LATE WOODLAND

Wilmington

a.d. 1500

MIDDLE WOODLAND

Early Swift Creek

a.d. 300500

 

Deptford II

300 b.c.a.d. 500

 

Cartersville

600 b.c.a.d. 300

MIDDLE WOODLAND

Deptford I

1000300 b.c.

EARLY WOODLAND

Dunlap/Cartersville

800600 b.c.

 

Refuge II

15001000 b.c.

 

Undifferentiated Post-Stallings4

1000800 b.c.

EARLY WOODLAND

Refuge I

18501500 b.c.

 

Black Shoals3

17001000 b.c.

 

St. Simons II

18501500 b.c.

 

Stallings1

22001700 b.c.

LATE ARCHAIC

St. Simons I

22001850 b.c.

LATE ARCHAIC

Mill Branch1

30002200 b.c.

 

Unnamed Preceramic

26002200 b.c.

 

Paris Island1

32002600 b.c.

 

Undefined Benton Influence

30002600 b.c.

 

Undifferentiated2

57503500 b.c.

MIDDLE ARCHAIC

Morrow Mountain

32002600 b.c.

 

Undefined Benton Influence1

65005750 b.c.

 

Kirk Stemmed

57503000 b.c.

MIDDLE ARCHAIC

Morrow Mountain

70006500 b.c.

 

Bifurcate

65005750 b.c.

 

Kirk Stemmed

75007000 b.c.

EARLY ARCHAIC

Palmer/Kirk

70006500 b.c.

 

Bifurcate

80007500 b.c.

 

Taylor/Bolen/Big Sandy

75007000 b.c.

EARLY ARCHAIC

Palmer/Kirk

85008000 b.c.

 

Dalton

80007500 b.c.

 

Taylor/Bolen/Big Sandy

90008500 b.c.

PALEOINDIAN

Simpson/Suwannee/Quad

85008000 b.c.

 

Dalton

?9000 b.c.

 

Clovis

90008500 b.c.

PALEOINDIAN

Simpson/Suwannee/Quad

 

 

 

?9000 b.c.

 

Clovis

 

 

 

* The early portion of the Archaic sequence overlaps considerably. The direction of overlap is represented by the following symbols: represents overlap into later time periods; represents overlap into earlier time periods; and indicates overlap into both earlier and later time periods.

 

1Savannah River drainage only; 2Northern Georgia outside the Savannah River drainage, extends to 1850 b.c. in central Georgia Piedmont and 1000 b.c. in west Georgia Piedmont, Appalachian Plateau, Ridge and Valley, and Blue Ridge provinces; 3Central Georgia Piedmont; 4Eastern and central Georgia Piedmont.