Evidence of once thriving prehistoric cultures of indigenous peoples is familiar, by and large, only to the professional archaeologist.
Andrew Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans in 1815.At that time, the Gulf of Mexico was dozens of miles to the south of its currect location, and those earliest archaeological sites are likely under the waters.There are numerous sites dating from the Archaic period, and particularly from the mound-building times called Poverty Point.His neighbor was JFH Claiborne, the historian of Mississippi.It is commonly prescribed to professional archaeologists, that they recount the history of a site’s occupation, even if perfunctorily, prior to the immersion into the prehistoric deposits many prefer.Advance apology to readers by the authors: This comprehensive history of Hancock County Ms deserves to be available on the World Wide Web.Countless hours have gone into its creation and researchers ought to be able to avail themselves to its offering. 143 The East bank of the East Pearl River is high and dry land, built in the Pleistocene period, tens of thousands of years before the present.While it was written several years ago, the authors have moved on to other things and do not have the time or inclination to edit, correct, or rewrite. There is a West Pearl and also a Middle Pearl in Louisiana, but it is in that high terrace on the eastern side of East Pearl, in Mississippi, that merits historic study.It is therefore offered as is, “warts and all,” for whatever value one may take from it. 75 Section VI – Nineteenth Century Hancock County Chapter 16: Analysis of Census Reports – p. 104 Chapter 18: Biographies of Prominent Settlers – p. For fifty years it was the international boundary between European colonial powers.With the exception of Pearlington, which is only a partial reflection of its former self, all the towns are gone.There is no more Logtown, or Napoleon, or Santa Rosa, or Westonia.