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Mississippian Mortuary Practices: Beyond Hierarchy and the Representationist Perspective

Robert C. Mainfort

Lynne P. Sullivan (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034263
eISBN:
9780813039619
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034263.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The residents of Mississippian towns principally located in the southeastern and midwestern United States from 900 to 1500 A.D. made many beautiful objects, which included elaborate and well-crafted ... More


Mississippian Beginnings

Gregory D. Wilson (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781683400103
eISBN:
9781683400318
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400103.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Two decades ago Mississippian cultural origins were commonly viewed as the outcome of well-bounded Woodland populations evolving in situ. Different Mississippian polities were conceived of as ... More


Mississippian Processes and Histories: The Evolution of Fort Ancient Culture in the Miami Valleys

Robert A. Cook

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/9781683400103.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The spread of Mississippian culture throughout much of the Eastern US has long been of interest to archaeologists. Interpretations of this spread have oscillated widely over the development of the ... More


The Terminal Late Woodland-mississippian Transition: Alternative Accounts

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/9780813029580.003.0015
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter deals with the critical examination of the nature of the processes that generated the Terminal Late Woodland-Mississippian transition. In particular, it covers the heterarchical ... More


When Villages Do Not Form: A Case Study from the Piedmont Village Tradition–Mississippian Borderlands, AD 1200–1600

Eric E. Jones

in The Archaeology of Villages in Eastern North America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781683400462
eISBN:
9781683400684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400462.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

From AD 800 to 1300, Piedmont Village Tradition (PVT) settlements were characterized by small numbers of loosely arranged households. In the Late Woodland period (after AD 1300) in the Dan, Eno, and ... More


The Path to the Council House: The Development of Mississippian Communities in Southeast Tennessee

Lynne P. Sullivan

in The Archaeology of Villages in Eastern North America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781683400462
eISBN:
9781683400684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400462.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter discusses the transition from Early to Late Mississippian in southeast Tennessee, a time period that encompassed many cultural changes, including shifts from dispersed to nucleated ... More


The Village Remains the Same: A Fort Ancient Example

Robert A. Cook

in The Archaeology of Villages in Eastern North America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781683400462
eISBN:
9781683400684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400462.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Villages are one of the most ubiquitous and enduring site forms in the Eastern United States and beyond. In this chapter, I examine the dynamics associated with village formation in the Middle Ohio ... More


The Relationship between Becoming Caddo and Becoming Mississippian in the Middle Red River Drainage

Amanda Regnier

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/9781683400103.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Pre-Columbian Caddo culture is frequently viewed as a western extension of the Mississippian world, This chapter examines the timing and nature of the Early Caddo emergence in the Middle Red River ... More


The Importance of Symmetry in Defining Caddo Relationships: A Synthesis of Perspectives

Johanna Minich and Jeff Price

in Ceramics of Ancient America: Multidisciplinary Approaches

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813056067
eISBN:
9780813053820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056067.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Minich and Price offer insights into the way the Caddo participated in the Mississippian Culture sphere using both semiotics and symmetry analysis of surface designs on 150 ceramic vessels from three ... More


Authority, Autonomy, and the Archaeology of a Mississippian Community

Erin S. Nelson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781683401124
eISBN:
9781683401353
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401124.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This book explores Mississippian communities in the 14th–15th century northern Yazoo Basin through an archaeological case study of Parchman Place, located in present day Coahoma County, Mississippi. ... More


“Thy Bright Sun Will Rise Again”

Michael J. Goleman

in Your Heritage Will Still Remain: Racial Identity and Mississippi's Lost Cause

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812049
eISBN:
9781496812087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812049.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter explores the concerted efforts of conservatives within Mississippi to “redeem” their state from Republican Rule. Conservative Mississippians were unwilling to accept the prevailing ... More


“A Contest of Passion, Not Reason”: Secession, War, and the Roots of Protective Nationalism

Jarret Ruminski

in The Limits of Loyalty: Ordinary People in Civil War Mississippi

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496813961
eISBN:
9781496814005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496813961.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Chapter 1 focuses on Mississippians’ reaction to Abraham Lincoln’s election, and it explains how overly zealous Fire-Eaters planted the seeds of protective nationalism that fueled the state’s ... More


Mississippian Origins: From Emergence to Beginnings

Gregory D. Wilson and Lynne P. Sullivan

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/9781683400103.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Nearly a quarter century has passed since Smith’s (1990) seminal volume The Mississippian Emergence was published. That volume, through a set of collected works, was the first to attempt a ... 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


Monumentality in Eastern North America during the Mississippian Period

David G. Anderson

in Early New World Monumentality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813038087
eISBN:
9780813043128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038087.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Most scholars would agree that monumental construction-specifically the building of mounds, earthworks, and enclosures and their placement adjacent to or around plazas, with sturdy fortifications at ... More


Early St. Johns II Interaction, Exchange, and Politics: A View from Northeastern Florida

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/9780813040141.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter examines St. Johns II groups in the far northeastern corner of the state. Perhaps nowhere in Florida were connections to the early Mississippian world stronger than in the St. Johns ... 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


The Battle of Chicaza and Mississippian Warfare, ca. 1541

Robbie Ethridge

in From Chicaza to Chickasaw: The European Invasion and the Transformation of the Mississippian World, 1540-1715

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834350
eISBN:
9781469603742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899335_ethridge.6
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter presents the most momentous event during the winter of 1540–41: the battle between the Spanish soldiers and the Chicaza warriors. The clash likely occurred for many reasons: the wanton ... 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


Mississippian Mortuary Practices and the Quest for Interpretation

Lynne P. Sullivan and Lynne P. Mainfqrt Jr.

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/9780813034263.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Mississippian Period (ca. A.D. 900–1500) native peoples in the southeastern and midwestern United States are known for towns that typically include platform mounds and plazas and for elaborate and ... More


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