[Photograph of assemblage of artifacts, from Overhill Cherokee villages, Tennessee, taken 1967], / W. Miles Wright: a machine-readable transcription
Wright, W. Miles
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This is a photograph of mid-18th century Cherokee artifacts, animal bones, and plant food remains. It is from excavations of Overhill Cherokee Villages which were conducted by the University of Tennessee between 1967 and 1983 as part of the Tellico Archaeological Project. Excavations continued until 1983, and laboratory studies and report preparation continued until 1987. The excavations were conducted in anticipation of the flooding of the Lower Little Tennessee River Valley, in eastern Tennessee, by the Tellico Dam Reservoir. The excavations were conducted under contract with the National Park Service and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).