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The Making of Mississippian Tradition

Christina M. Friberg

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781683401612
eISBN:
9781683402282
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401612.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

In this volume, Christina Friberg investigates the influence of Cahokia, the largest city of North America’s Mississippian culture between AD 1050 and 1350, on smaller communities throughout the ... More


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


Cahokia in Context: Hegemony and Diaspora

Charles H. McNutt and Ryan M. Parish (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781683400820
eISBN:
9781683401186
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400820.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

At its height between AD 1050 and 1275, the city of Cahokia was the largest settlement of the Mississippian culture, acting as an important trade center and pilgrimage site. While the influence of ... 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


Cahokia-Moundville Interaction: An Update

Vernon James Knight

in Cahokia in Context: Hegemony and Diaspora

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781683400820
eISBN:
9781683401186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400820.003.0014
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

A 1997 chapter by the author concluded that evidence of direct interaction between Cahokia and the large Mississippian center at Moundville, Alabama, was negligible. This chapter updates that ... More


Conclusion

Charles H. McNutt

in Cahokia in Context: Hegemony and Diaspora

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781683400820
eISBN:
9781683401186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400820.003.0019
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

There are many types of “diasporas,” and there is much discussion of the term in the literature. But the Cahokia diaspora per se deserves its own detailed examination. It does not do to say simply ... 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


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