Jere Shine Site
|Jere Shine Site
1 MT 6
|Region||Montgomery County, Alabama|
|Culture||South Appalachian Mississippian culture|
|First occupied||1400 CE|
|Excavation and maintenance|
|Architectural styles||platform mound|
|Number of temples|
Jere Shine Site
|Area||35 acres (14.2 ha)|
|NRHP Reference #||78000507|
|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). 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. 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.
- List of Mississippian sites
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Montgomery County, Alabama
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
- "Southeastern Prehistory:Mississippian and Late Prehistoric Period". National Park Service. Retrieved 2012-04-10.
- 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.
- Households and Hegemony: Early Creek Prestige Goods, Symbolic Capital, and Social Power Cameron B. Wesson
- Mapping the Mississippian Shatter Zone: The Colonial Indian Slave Trade and Regional Instability in the American South By Robbie Franklyn Ethridge, Sheri Marie Shuck-Hall