You are hereHome › College of Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities (CASSH) › Department of Anthropology › Gougeon, Ramie › Vining phase excavations on the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest Style APAChicagoHarvardIEEEMLATurabian Choose the citation style. Gougeon, R., Wynn, J., Meyers, M., & Shirk, B. (1999). Vining phase excavations on the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest. Early Georgia, 27(2), 36-58. Vining phase excavations on the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest Details Title Vining phase excavations on the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest Contributor(s) Gougeon, Ramie (author)Wynn, Jack (author)Meyers, Maureen (author)Shirk, Betsey (author) Located In Early Georgia ISSN 0422-0374 Date 1999 Abstract The Vining Phase in central Georgia is an old idea (Kelly 1938) that has new life as a result of more recent excavations in the Oconee National Forest. It was defined as a simple-stamped ceramic complex, an idea that was rejected at the time. Recent excavations suggest that sites with simple stamped pottery and small triangular points located on ridgetops in central Georgia belong to Vining (Elliott and Wynn 1991); it appears to be a Late Woodland-Early Mississippian transitional phase. Four Vining phase sites, Guthrie, Passport, Fant-Davis and Elliott, were excavated between 1988 and 1996. Here we summarize what is known about the Vining phase thus far, describe the results of these modern excavations, and discuss future research directions. This paper is based on the Summary Report (Meyers et al. 1997).