Place:Jere Shine Site

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Short description: Archaeological site in Alabama, United States
Jere Shine Site
1 MT 6
LocationMontgomery County, Alabama,  USA
RegionCentral Alabama
Founded1400 CE
Abandoned1550 CE
CulturesSouth Appalachian Mississippian culture
Site notes
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 on the Tallapoosa River near its confluence with the Coosa River in modern Montgomery County, Alabama. Based on comparison of archaeological 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]

Shine I and II phases

Jere Shine is the type site for the Shine I phase (?-1400 CE), and the Lamar culture Shine II phase (1400-1550 CE) in the lower Tallapoosa River region. The site was the largest settlement associated with the Shine II phase and is thought by archaeologists to have been the main site of a chiefdom.[3][4] The Shine II phase has been tentatively identified with the protohistoric Province of Talisi encountered by the Hernando de Soto expedition in 1540.[5]

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]

See also

  • Moundville Site
  • Taskigi Mound


  1. 1.0 1.1 "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. 
  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. 
  4. Lamar Archaeology : Mississippian chiefdoms in the deep south. University of Alabama Press. 1990. p. 50. 
  5. Jenkins, Ned J.; Sheldon, Craig T. (2016). "Late Mississippian/Protohistoric Ceramic Chronology and Cultural Change in the Lower Tallapoosa and Alabama River Valleys". Journal of Alabama Archaeology 62. 

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