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Cahokia: A World Renewal Cult Heterarchy

A. Martin Byers

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029580
eISBN:
9780813039183
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029580.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Cahokia is located in the northern expanse of the American Bottom, the largest of the Mississippian flood plains, and opposite St. Louis, Missouri. This book overturns the current political ... More


The Mississippi Period in Florida: A View from the Mississippian World of Cahokia

Misha Klein

in Late Prehistoric Florida: Archaeology at the Edge of the Mississippian World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813040141
eISBN:
9780813043821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813040141.003.0012
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter examines Florida from the perspective of Cahokia and the broader Mississippian world. Cahokia, in western Illinois, was the largest Native American mound complex north of present-day ... More


Introduction

A. Martin Byers

in Cahokia: A World Renewal Cult Heterarchy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029580
eISBN:
9780813039183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029580.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Cahokia is a major archaeological site of the prehistoric Mississippian period in the American Bottom region of the central Mississippi Valley. It is also impressively large, but it is only the ... More


Deontic Ecology, Cultural Traditions, and Social Systems

A. Martin Byers

in Cahokia: A World Renewal Cult Heterarchy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029580
eISBN:
9780813039183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029580.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter deals with the types of social systems that would occupy a world that people might experience as immanently sacred. It specifically gives a theoretical explanation of the type of social ... More


Mortuary Practices, Cults, and Social Systems

A. Martin Byers

in Cahokia: A World Renewal Cult Heterarchy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029580
eISBN:
9780813039183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029580.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter argues that, from the beginning, the same-gender/same-age cults have been autonomous communal cults. The evolution of the American Bottom, therefore, is largely the evolution of the ... More


The Sacred Maize Model and the Sponemann Site

A. Martin Byers

in Cahokia: A World Renewal Cult Heterarchy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029580
eISBN:
9780813039183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029580.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The Sacred Maize model as applied to the American Bottom postulates that a series of related ideological innovations was successfully implemented and marked the Terminal Late Woodland period and ... More


The Development of Terminal Late Woodland Period American Bottom Settlement: The Range Site

A. Martin Byers

in Cahokia: A World Renewal Cult Heterarchy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029580
eISBN:
9780813039183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029580.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter determines the patterns that require the evaluation of the Terminal Late Woodland settlement data following the Sponemann phase by exploring the Range site. It specifically outlines the ... More


Cahokia as a World Renewal Cult Heterarchy

A. Martin Byers

in Cahokia: A World Renewal Cult Heterarchy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029580
eISBN:
9780813039183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029580.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter provides an elucidation of the World Renewal Cult Heterarchy model. This model is specifically designed to articulate the type of social system manifested in Cahokia and the other mound ... More


The Missing Persons in Mississippian Mortuaries

Timothy R. Paüketat

in Mississippian Mortuary Practices: Beyond Hierarchy and the Representationist Perspective

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034263
eISBN:
9780813039619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034263.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Mortuary studies in archaeology frequently focus on inferring the function or meaning of some burial program in society. This essay poses a simple question concerning how we understand those mortuary ... More


Cosmological Layouts of Secondary Burials as Political Instruments

James A. Brown

in Mississippian Mortuary Practices: Beyond Hierarchy and the Representationist Perspective

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034263
eISBN:
9780813039619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034263.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

By reflecting on the deep and myriad cultural connections that bones have as an essence of human life, we can readily recognize the extent to which hard organic residues of life constitute a potent ... More


Cahokia as a Hierarchical Monistic Modular Polity: A Critical View

A. Martin Byers

in Cahokia: A World Renewal Cult Heterarchy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029580
eISBN:
9780813039183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029580.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter outlines an interpretation of the so-called rural settlement pattern of the Mississippian period recently proposed by Thomas Emerson, in which he clearly characterizes the countryside ... More


The “Rural” Settlement Pattern

A. Martin Byers

in Cahokia: A World Renewal Cult Heterarchy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029580
eISBN:
9780813039183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029580.003.0011
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter critiques Thomas Emerson's interpretation of the countryside settlement pattern, which he claims supports the view that Cahokia was the dominant centralized power. It also interprets ... More


The Organizational Principles of Multiple-Mound Locales

A. Martin Byers

in Cahokia: A World Renewal Cult Heterarchy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029580
eISBN:
9780813039183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029580.003.0016
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter deals with the layout of the plaza-mound complexes making up Cahokia. There is an internal contradiction in George Milner's account (and by extension, in most if not all versions of the ... More


The Layout of Cahokia: The Material Media and Outcome of Factionalism

A. Martin Byers

in Cahokia: A World Renewal Cult Heterarchy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029580
eISBN:
9780813039183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029580.003.0017
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter provides a discussion on the layout of Cahokia. There are too many exceptions to justify accepting the practicality claim as credible. It is also noted that the variation is not a ... More


The History and Outcome of Factional Competition in Cahokia

A. Martin Byers

in Cahokia: A World Renewal Cult Heterarchy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029580
eISBN:
9780813039183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029580.003.0018
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter provides an overall summary of the history of the factional competition that strongly influenced the development and, finally, the abandonment of Cahokia. It first introduces the ... More


Archaeological Studies of Ancient Politics

Antonia E. Foias

in Ancient Maya Political Dynamics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044224
eISBN:
9780813046488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044224.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter provides four examples of archaeological studies that have reconstructed ancient political systems in different parts of the world: Northern Mesopotamia and the Urartian empire in the ... More


Cahokia’s Beginnings: Mobility, Urbanization, and the Cahokian Political Landscape

Alleen Betzenhauser

in Mississippian Beginnings

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781683400103
eISBN:
9781683400318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400103.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The combined movements of local and foreign people from pre-Mississippian villages and hamlets into mound centers and out to isolated farmsteads resulted in the creation of Cahokia at AD 1050 as ... More


Modified Teeth, Cultural Diversity, and Community Building at Cahokia (AD 900–1400)

Kristin M. Hedman, Julie A. Bukowski, Dawn E. Cobb, and Andrew R. Thompson

in A World View of Bioculturally Modified Teeth

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813054834
eISBN:
9780813053325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054834.003.0015
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Intentionally modified teeth provide lasting evidence of cultural behavior and, when combined with archaeological, demographic, morphological and biochemical information, can provide significant ... More


Performances of Imposed Status: Captivity at Cahokia

Kathryn M. Koziol

in The Bioarchaeology of Violence

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041506
eISBN:
9780813043876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041506.003.0012
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

In the last several decades archaeological and bioarchaeological research has shown that captivity and slavery are found among many past human societies. The treatment of captives, however, varies ... More


Reconfiguring Regional Interactions in the Face of Cahokian Decline: A View from the Common Field Site, Missouri

Meghan E. Buchanan

in Modeling Cross-Cultural Interaction in Ancient Borderlands

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813056883
eISBN:
9780813053660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056883.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The early Mississippian Period in the midwestern United States was a time of great religious, social, economic, and political change. Several models and theories have been proposed for understanding ... More


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