Jack D. Elliott, Jr.
Historical Archaeologist, Mississippi Department of Archives and History; Lecturer, Mississippi State University
M.S. Geography, Mississippi State University
B.A., 1976 – Anthropology, Mississippi State University
Mr. Elliott’s primary interests are the everyday experiences of transcendence arising from the experience of history and place. In this regard he has focused on the historic preservation movement as a “secular religion” that transforms transcendental longings into a naïve antiquarianism. He is also interested in the Christian shrines of the Holy Land. He initiated the project that resulted in the creation of the Natchez National Historical Park and has also done field work in Israel.
Mr. Elliott is the author Preserving Our Heritage: A New and More Ancient Vision for the Historic Preservation Movement, Cobb Institute of Archaeology, 2007; and (with Mary Ann Wells) of Cotton Gin Port: A Frontier Settlement on the Upper Tombigbee Jackson, MS: Mississippi Historical Society, 2003, and many essays including “The Buried City: A Meditation on History and Place,” Journal of Mississippi History, 2004.
He is the Moderator of the evforum listserv and the Moderator of the evforum online here at VoegelinView. He is also a contributor to VoegelinView.
He may be reached:
By mail at Northeast Mississippi Field Office, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Cobb Institute of Archaeology, Drawer AR, Mississippi State, MS 39762;By fax at: (662) 325‑8690