Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Native Americans on the Georgia Coast
Native American Pottery
The Green Corn
Preserving Game through Smoking
Native American Canoes
Savannah River points
Savannah River points were attached to wooden spears and used to kill game. This style of projectile point is associated with the Late Archaic period, 3,000 to 1,000 B.C.
First Americans Hunting Big Game
The first Native Americans on the Georgia coast were nomadic peoples
Hunting Smaller Game
Native Americans living along the coast of Georgia and northeast Florida were documented in the 16th century by French artist Jacques le Moyne de Morgues. His illustrations depicted hunting game such as deer and alligator. Bear, bison, rabbit, turkey, squirrel and other animals also supported the rich Native American diet.
Erected 2009 by U.S. Dept. Of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, Georgia Dept. of Transportation. (Marker Number 12.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 32° 4.792′ N, 81° 5.007′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on East River Street, on the right when traveling south. West of the E. Broad St. Ramp at Riverside. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1996 Olympic Yachting Cauldron (within shouting distance of this marker); Savannah's Early Economy (within shouting distance of this marker); Crossing the Savannah (within shouting distance of this marker); Savannah's Liberty Ships and the Atlantic Bridge (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Harbor Light (about 400 feet away); Ironclads and Gunboats of the Savannah River Squadron (about 400 feet away); The Liberty (about 400 feet away); The Lions Club of Savannah (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
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