Singer-Moye (9SW2) is one of the largest Mississippian period mound centers in Georgia, both in terms of the overall site area and density of monument construction. Unfortunately, despite sporadic archaeological investigations since the 1960s, Singer-Moye has remained one of the lesser known Deep South centers. The monumental site core contains eight earthen mounds and two plazas, covering some 6 ha. However, recent archaeological survey of the outlaying site area by Stefan Brannan (n.d.) indicates that the residential occupation of the site covers more than 30 ha.
Singer-Moye was occupied between ca. A.D. 1100 and 1450. Preliminary analyses suggest that the site was occupied in three distinct phases, though it is unclear whether or not the site was abandoned between each phase (Brannan and Birch 2014). Unraveling the occupational history of the site remains one of the primary goals of our ongoing research.
Brannan, S. (n.d). New Trends and Traditions in the Deep South: The Settlement Archaeology of the Singer-Moye Site. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, in prep, Department of Anthropology, University of Georgia, Athens.
Brannan, S., and Birch, J. (2014). Historical Settlement Ecology at Singer-Moye: Mississippian Dynamics in the Deep South. Paper presented at the 79th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Austin.