DeJARNETTE, DAVID LLOYD, 1907-1991.

Biography:

Archaeologist, curator, university professor. Born–June 2, 1907, Bessemer. Parents– James T. and Daisy DeJarnette.  Married Elizabeth J. DeJarnette.  Children– One. Education– University of Alabama, B.S. in electrical engineering, 1929; University of Illinois Field School in archaeology, 1931; University of Alabama, M.A., 1959. Served in the Coast Artillery in World War II.  Served as curator for the Alabama Museum of Natural History, 1930-1948; Chairman, Museum Division, Oak Ridge Insititute for Nuclear Studies, 1948-1953; archaeologist at the Mound State Monument, 1953-1954; professor of sociology and anthropology at the University of Alabama, 1955-1976.  Participated in many field expeditions and excavations, including the excavation of Moundville and other Alabama sites, as well as several Mayan sites.  A founder of the Alabama Archaeological Society and editor of its journal for many years.  Member of the Society of American Archaeology and the American Anthropological Association.  Died January 16, 1991.

Source:

Knight, Vernon James, “David Lloyd DeJarnette, 1907-1991,”American Antiquity, vol. 58 (4), (1993). 622-625.

American Men and Women of Science, 13th edition.

Publication(s):

Archaeological Excavations at Gaineswood, Demopolis, Alabama. S.l.; s.n. (typescript), 1973.

Archaeological Salvage Excavations at Two French Colonial Period Indian Sites on Mobile Bay, Alabama. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1976.

An Archaeological Survey of Pickwick Basin. Washington, D.C.; Government Printing Office, 1942.

The Archaeology of the Childersburg Site, Alabama. Tallahassee, Fla.; Department of Anthropology, Florida State University, 1960.

The Bessemer Site. University, Ala.; Geological Survey of Alabama, 1942.

Blue Eye Creek Watershed Archaeological Site Survey. University, Ala.; University of Alabama, 1974.

Cypress Creek Watershed Archaeological Site Survey. University, Ala.; University of Alabama, 1974.

Highway Salvage Excavations at Two French Colonial Period Indian Sites Mobile Bay, Alabama. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Museum, 1976.

An Inventory and Evaluation of Archaeological Resources in and around the proposed Alabama Enrichment Plant Site in Houston County, Alabama. University, Ala.; Department of Anthropology, University of Alabama, 1976.

Little Bear Creek Site. University, Ala.; Alabama Museum of Natural History, 1948.

Mud Creek Watershed Archaeological Survey. University, Ala.; University of Alabama, 1974.

The Perry Site. University, Ala.; Alabama Museum of Natural History, 1948.

Preliminary Archaeological Investigations, Second Field Season at the X-Kukican Zone, Yucatan, Mexico. University, Ala.; University of Alabama, 1948.

A Selected Bibliography of Alabama Archaeology. University, Ala.; Alabama Archaeological Society, 1970.

Stanfield-Worley Bluff Shelter Excavations. University, Ala.; University of Alabama, 1962.

Upper Bushy Creek Watershed Archaeological Site Survey. University, Ala.; University of Alabama, 1974.

The Whitesburg Bridge Site. Montgomery, Ala.; Alabama Museum of Natural History, 1948.

Joint_Publication(s):

The Flint River Site, Ma 48. University, Ala.; Alabama Museum of Natural History, 1948.

Handbook of Alabama Archaeology. Moundville, Ala.; Archaeological Research Association of Alabama, 1964.

Editor:

Point Types. Moundville, Ala.; Archaeological Research Association of Alabama, 1975.

Unifare Blade and Flake Tools. Decatur; J. W. Cambron, 1967.