Jere Shine Site

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Jere Shine Site
1 MT 6
LocationMontgomery County, Alabama USA
RegionMontgomery County, Alabama
History
Founded1400 CE
Abandoned1550 CE
CulturesSouth Appalachian Mississippian culture
Site notes
Architecture
Architectural stylesplatform mound
Jere Shine Site
Area35 acres (14.2 ha)
NRHP reference #78000507[1]
Added to NRHPDecember 8, 1978
Responsible body: Private

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 people 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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