Thursday, November 22, 2012

Art Kelley

via Norman Muller:
Attached is an interesting black and white photo I just copied, dating from 1958.  It shows Dr. Art Kelly pointing out a stone mound to one of his graduate students somewhere in Georgia. 
Kelly was the founder of the Anthropology Dept. at the University of Georgia, and early on he was interested in Indian stone structures of all types.  In 1955 he hired Philip Smith, then a graduate student in Anthropology at Harvard University, to investigate the aboriginal stone walls in Georgia over two summers, which resulted in the important article by Smith in the University of Georgia Laboratory of Archaeology Series #4 for 1962.  Realizing that there was no future at the time in making a career studying stone walls, Smith instead focused on paleontology, and wrote his dissertation on the Solutrean Culture.  His dissertation is available for viewing on Bruce Bradley’s website.
The black and white photo was taken by Dr. Joseph Johnson of Chattanooga, TN, a physician who was also interested in Indian stone walls.  He paid for Smith’s research for those two summers in the mid-1950s.

1 comment :

Tim MacSweeney said...

Does that paper have anything interesting to say??? tried to find it online but couldn't...