You are hereHome › College of Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities (CASSH) › Division of Anthropology and Archaeology › Worth, John › Prelude to abandonment Style APAChicagoHarvardIEEEMLATurabian Choose the citation style. Worth, J. E. (1993). Prelude to abandonment: The interior provinces of early 17th-century Georgia. Early Georgia, 21(1), 24-58. Download PDF Prelude to abandonment Details Type Academic Journal Article Title Prelude to abandonment: The interior provinces of early 17th-century Georgia Contributor(s) Worth, John E. (author) Located In Early Georgia Volume 21 Issue 1 Start Page 24 End Page 58 Date 1993 Abstract Much of this research has concentrated either on the transformations experienced by aboliginal provinces of the deep northern and western interior visited by the expeditions of Soto (1539-43), Luna (1559-61), or Pardo (] 566-68), or on the missionized provinces of nonhern Florida and coastal Georgia during the late 16th and early 17th centuries (e.g. Smith 1987; Blakely 1988; Hann 1988; Hudson et al. 1984; Hudson 1989: Thomas 1987, 1990; McEwan 1991; Weisman 1992; Larsen 1990). Partly as a consequence of this, much of the immediate frontier of the Spanish mission system, including a large part of present-day Georgia, has had comparatively little investigation and synthesis (with some notable exceptions, including a volume edited by Hudson and Tesser, in press). This is particularly true for the period following the early exploratory expeditions, when even the Spaniards possessed only limited knowledge about the interior.