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OCT 2018 CSASI

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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On the Cover
These ancestral statues were found on the Sellars Farm site in Wilson County, Tennessee, in the 1930s. They are both masterpieces of a prehistoric stone artisan, and most likely were once placed side by side within a temple nclosure. They are both made from siltstone, with the male figure kneeling and the slightly smaller female figure seated. Both were found buried and uncovered during farming and exhibit minor plow damage. The male figure on the left has been proclaimed the “State Artifact” of Tennessee. He weighs 51 pounds and stands 18 ½ inches tall. The female weighs 40 ½ pounds and is 15 inches tall. Until just recently, the female figure was in the collection of John C. Waggoner Jr. of Carthage, Tennessee. However, the state of Tennessee has now acquired her and today both statues rest side by side at the McClung Museum on the campus of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. For more, see the article on page 182. Photograph by David H. Dye
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Message from your Editor
171
The Founding of the Volunteer State Archaeological Society Steven R. Cooper
172
Setting the Record Straight Roy McKey
176

A Time Gone By - Two Short Memories

   H.C. “Buddy Brehm” / Where Are They Now?

Steven R. Cooper
178
Four Mississippian Stone Statues from Sellars Farm State Archaeological Area, Wilson County, Tennessee Kevin E. Smith & Robert V. Sharp
182
A Middle Tennessee Atlatl Weight
Todd Irvine
186
The Chucalissa Sinti Bottle
David H. Dye
188
An Arrowhead Shaped Pendant
Blake Gahagan
191
The Joseph Jones Monolithic Axe
Steven R. Cooper
192
Dover Swords
Dick Austin
196
Tennessee Scalloped Triskele Gorgets
Kevin E. Smith
204
Our Lady of the Cumberland
Byron McDonald
208
A Sun Circles and Human Hands Surprise
Oakley Hitchock
209
The Tennessee Sate Museum in the James K. Polk Building
Steven R. Cooper
210
A Long Journey Home
David Johnson
214
A Shaman’s Pottery Rattle from East Tennessee
Blake Gahagan
215
Several Types of Prehistoric Tennessee Pipes
Steve Hart
216
Being Chief Chris
Chris Morgan
228
Two Tennessee Birdstones
Blake Gahagan
229
Some Pointers on Chert Identification and Current Tennessee Research
Jerry Dickey
231
The Weatherly Monolithic Axe
Dr. Sandy B. Carter Jr.
234
The Blind Wolf Pipe
Steven R. Cooper
242
A Tally Notched Pebble
Blake Gahagan
243
A Hunk of Hay
Jerome Steffes
244
Found Together Twice
Jim Butler
245
The Hendrix Raptor Great Pipe
Tommy Bryden
246
Four Tennessee Style Discoidals
Sean Cotner & Steven R. Cooper
251
Exceptional East Tennessee Axes
Ron L. Harris
252
The Mortal Combat Theme of Hightower-Style Shell Gorgets
David H. Dye
260
Through the Years - A Journey of Discovery
Steve Langley
263
Finally in Color
Dr. Gregory L. Moore
268
The Wilson County Reel Banneerstone
Charlie Wagers
269
The Link Farm (Duck River) Cache: A Tennessee Treasure
David H. Dye
270
Sharpening Stones
Bob Reeves
274
My First Bannerestone
Jack Canaday Mitchell
277
Stunning Tennessee Flint
Steven R. Cooper
278
The Christmas Star
John Sisk
280
Early Female Effigies of the Middle Cumberland Region
Robert V. Sharp
281
The Yeaman Shell Gorgets from Smith County, Tennessee
and a Discussion of “Hand Gorgets”
Byron McDonald and Kevin E. Smith
298
The Hardin County Celt Cache
Tommy Bryden
302
A Dallas Celt from Great Tellico, Monroe County, Tennessee
Blake Gahagan
304
Selected Books on Tennessee Archaeology
Dick Austin
305
Membership Application
308
Officers and Societies
309
Calendar of Events
312