Consciousness Regained: Chapters in the Development of Mind by Nicholas Humphrey

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5 billion to $45 million and a decline in income from the tobacco crop of two thirds. 3 In the cities unemployment increased until by 1933 many southern cities had at least 30 percent unemployment. So in March 1933 in the United States "the fog of despair hung over the land. One out of every four American workers lacked a job. Factories that had once darkened the skies with smoke stood ghostly and silent, like extinct volcanoes. "4 Franklin D. Roosevelt had been elected president in November 1932 and was inaugurated in March 1933.

91 The achievements and deficiencies of southeastern archaeology before the New Deal were shown clearly in the Conference on Southern Prehistory sponsored by the National Research Council in Birmingham from December 18 to 20, 1932. Professional and amateur archaeologists and ethnologists attended the meeting; many would become important figures in New Deal archaeology. The chairman was Clark Wissler, an ethnologist. Other ethnologists present were Ralph Linton and John Swanton. A number of southern universities were represented: University of Arkansas (Dellinger), Louisiana State University (Kniffen), University of Texas (Pearce), and the University of Kentucky (Webb).

62 Early archaeology in Georgia was the work of Charles C. Jones (1831-1893). He published Monumental Remains of Georgia in 1861, followed in 1873 by Antiquities of the Southern Indians, Particularly ofthe Georgia Tribes. He was interested in earth mounds and in what he called refuse piles, which reminded him of Danish shell middens. 63 He believed that southern mounds had been built by Native Americans. In 1931 William H. , described the work of Jones at Stalling's Island: "Col. ,,64 Archaeology in Tennessee with local support was limited before the New Deal.

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