Anthropology (B.A.)

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (restricted to Georgia Southern)

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Heidi Altman


There are many archaeological sites classified as late Mississippian (ad 1300-1580) within Macintosh County, Georgia. This area is located on the coast of Georgia, and is directly south of a land feature known as Bryan Neck, for which a very detailed and outlined layout of late Mississippian sites exists. Using the model based on site distance and clustering as outlined in Sipe 2013, this research classifies and more concisely determines what sites are village centers and what sites are support centers within Macintosh County. It also suggests further research be conducted in order to help answer this same question. In this way, future research will add to the bigger picture of settlement distribution on the coast of Georgia, as well as the whole of the Prehistoric southeastern United States.