Human Studies Film Archives

Guide to the Kolomoki Mounds archaeological excavation film, circa 1948

Collection ID:
circa 1948
No linguistic content; Not applicable
Physical Description:
Film reels
black-and-white silent; 1165 feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Footage of the excavations at the Kolomoki Indian Mounds State Park in southwest Georgia. Digging undertaken in preparation for a proposed roadway to the Jim Woodruff Dam on the Apalachicola River. Film documents excavating at and around several of the mounds as well as on the floodplain near the river. Records techniques such as core sampling, topographic surveying, and excavation methods. Also includes detail of several human burials and recovered objects, including ceramics and bone utensils. Site is thought to have been occupied from Kolomoki through Weeden Island Period Cultures. The nine mounds on the site are also thought to have been constructed during this period.
Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.

Custodial History
Previously titled "Kolomoki Indian Mounds ca. 1948."
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Received from the University of Georgia in 1984.
Processing Information
Titles are supplied by the archivist for untitled films.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
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Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Preferred Citation
Kolomoki Mounds archaeological excavation film, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution

More Information
Local Number
Local Number
HSFA 1984.13.1

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