Jere Shine Site

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Jere Shine Site
1 MT 6
Location
Country  USA
Region Montgomery County, Alabama
Municipality Montgomery, Alabama
History
Culture South Appalachian Mississippian culture
First occupied 1400 CE
Abandoned 1550 CE
Excavation and maintenance
Responsible body Private
Architecture
Architectural styles platform mound
Number of temples
Jere Shine Site
Area 35 acres (14.2 ha)
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 78000507[1]
Added to NRHP December 8, 1978

The Jere Shine Site (1MT6) is an archaeological site near the confluence of the Tallapoosa and Coosa rivers in modern Montgomery County, Alabama. Based on comparison of archeological remains and pottery styles, scholars believe that it was most likely occupied from 1400–1550 CE by peoples of the South Appalachian Mississippian culture (a regional variation of the Mississippian culture).[2] In addition to its Mississippian-era Shine I-phase, it is the largest settlement associated with the Shine II-phase of the lower Tallapoosa River.[3] The 35-acre (14.2 ha) site contains five platform mounds and numerous shell middens. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 8, 1978.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "Southeastern Prehistory:Mississippian and Late Prehistoric Period". National Park Service. Retrieved 2012-04-10. 
  3. ^ Hudson, Charles M.; Carmen Chaves Tesser (1994). The Forgotten centuries: Indians and Europeans in the American South, 1521-1704. Athens: University of Georgia Press. pp. 379–381. ISBN 978-0-8203-1473-0. 

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