Term of Award

Spring 2019

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Social Sciences (M.A.)

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (open access)

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Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Committee Chair

Matthew Williamson

Committee Member 1

J. Matthew Compton

Committee Member 2

M. Jared Wood


The Tugalo site is a prehistoric and early historic Native American site located in northeast Georgia along the upper Savannah River basin, near the junction of Toccoa Creek and the Tugalo River. According to archaeological materials analyzed from the site it was occupied from ca. A.D. 1100 to 1600 (Anderson et al. 1995). Although archaeological investigations of the site revealed basic characteristics of its chronology and architecture, very little analysis and reporting of the skeletal remains from Tugalo has been completed. By analyzing data collected by Williamson (1998) concerning the age and sex of the burials, the presence or absence of dental caries, dental measurements, dental enamel defects, and lesions indicative of infection and osteoarthritis this thesis will address the diet, health and behavior of Tugalo's occupants. These findings will add knowledge and information to the already available literature, and they will help to give a more complete picture of life at Tugalo.

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