Stallings Island

[Train Whistle] Located just north of Augusta, Stallings Island an area named for the Stallings people who lived in the area about 4,500 years ago. Different from other groups at the time, Stallings people settled and lived in small villages, while most other hunting and gathering peoples moved frequently. Perhaps the most remarkable achievement of the Stallings people can be seen in their pottery. Almost 2,000 years before most other southeastern cultures began making pottery, the Stallings people had created and perfected their own unique style of pottery— complete with the ‘drag and dab’ style of decoration. Like most other Native American cultures of the Archaic period, the Stallings people fished and hunted, and gathered roots, nuts, berries, and other plant foods. Freshwater clams were a staple in their diet— the shells of which helped to neutralize acids in the soil preserving many of their tools and pottery. About 3,500 years ago, 1,000 years after their settlement, the Stallings culture suddenly vanished from the area. How and why the Stallings people disappeared is still a mystery to archaeologists today. [Train Whistle]

Augusta's Story
  1. Paleo-Indians
  2. Stallings Island
  3. The Age of Exploration: The DeSoto Exhibition; 1540
  4. Early Colonial Period; 1685 – 1736
  5. Late Colonial Period
  6. The American Revolution, 1776 - 1783
  7. Antebellum Society
  8. Dave: Enslaved Potter and Poet
  9. Cotton
  10. Civil War; 1861 - 1865
  11. Reconstruction
  12. The Golden Blocks
  13. The Augusta Canal and the Cotton Industry
  14. Petersburg Boat
  15. Industrial History
  16. Mill Life
  17. World War I
  18. The Great Fire of 1916
  19. 1920s
  20. World War II
  21. Savannah River Site
  22. Integrating Augusta
  23. The Augusta Riot
  24. 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s in Augusta
  25. Augusta and the Late 20th Century to Today
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