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Rethinking Moundville and Its Hinterland

Vincas P. Steponaitis and C. Margaret Scarry (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061665
eISBN:
9780813051093
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061665.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Archaeological work in the Moundville region has progressed at a rapid pace with new excavations regional surveys and analyses of extant collections. This volume takes stock of the “flight paths” ... More


Social and Spatial Dimensions of Moundville Mortuary Practices

Gregory D. Wilson, Vincas P. Steponaitis, and Keith P. Jacobi

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/9780813034263.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Scholars have only recently begun to investigate Mississippian mortuaries as important sites for the living as well as the dead. The archaeological signatures of mortuary practices not only reflect ... More


Domestic and Ritual Meals in the Moundville Chiefdom

H. Edwin Jackson, C. Margaret Scarry, and Susan Scott

in Rethinking Moundville and Its Hinterland

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061665
eISBN:
9780813051093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061665.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Zooarchaeological and archaeobotanical data accumulated by 30 years of modern research in the Moundville polity provide a nearly unparalleled opportunity to examine similarities and differences in ... More


Moundville as a Ceremonial Ground

C. Margaret Scarry and Vincas P. Steponaitis

in Rethinking Moundville and Its Hinterland

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061665
eISBN:
9780813051093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061665.003.0012
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Archaeologists often use terms such as “town” and “ceremonial center” without considering how they relate to ethnographic structures. The basic building block of Native polities in the American South ... More


New Directions in Moundville Research

Vincas P. Steponaitis and C. Margaret Scarry

in Rethinking Moundville and Its Hinterland

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061665
eISBN:
9780813051093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061665.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The chapter summarizes and reviews some recent trends in archaeological research at Moundville the second-largest Mississippian center ever built. Since 1998 the regional chronology has been expanded ... More


Long-Term Trends in the Making and Materialization of Social Groups at Moundville

Gregory D. Wilson

in Rethinking Moundville and Its Hinterland

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061665
eISBN:
9780813051093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061665.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Regularities in the size, spacing, and rebuilding of Moundville’s earthen monuments, residential groups, and cemeteries provide insight into how Moundvillians defined and redefined their corporate ... More


The Distribution of Hemphill-Style Artifacts at Moundville

Erin E. Phillips

in Rethinking Moundville and Its Hinterland

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061665
eISBN:
9780813051093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061665.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Hemphill is the name of a representational art style which is local to the Moundville region and seen in a variety of media. This paper examines the distribution of Hemphill-style artifacts in ... More


Late Prehistoric Social Practice in the Rural Black Warrior River Valley

John F. Scarry, H. Edwin Jackson, and Mintcy D. Maxham

in Rethinking Moundville and Its Hinterland

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061665
eISBN:
9780813051093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061665.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Investigations at three small sites in Moundville’s rural hinterland (Gerald Wiggins, Grady Bobo, and Gilliam) indicate that these settlements were not only devoted to food production. Rather, they ... More


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