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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


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


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


The Mississippian Period in Western Tennessee

Andrew M. Mickelson

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/9781683400820.003.0011
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

I examine what is currently known regarding Early-Middle Mississippian settlement patterns in western Tennessee. This chapter outlines the first appearance, then demise, of household-scale as well as ... More


Mound Construction and Community Changes within the Mississippian Town at Town Creek

Edmqnd A. Bqudreaux III

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/9780813034263.003.0011
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The Mississippian Period was a time of significant political and social change within the native communities of the southeastern United States. Political changes within Mississippian societies ... More


Embedded: Five Thousand Years of Shell Symbolism in the Southeast

Aaron Deter-Wolf and Tanya M. Peres

in Trends and Traditions in Southeastern Zooarchaeology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049274
eISBN:
9780813050102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049274.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Archaeological Methodology and Techniques

Aaron Deter-Wolf and Tanya M. Peres focus on shell symbolism in chapter 7, “Embedded: Five Thousand Years of Shell Symbolism in the Southeast.” The myriad of imagery depicted on marine shell during ... More


Aztalan Mortuary Practices Revisited

Lynne G. Goldstein

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/9780813034263.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The Aztalan site sits on the banks of the Crawfish River in Jefferson County, Wisconsin, and has been protected as a state park for more than fifty years. Prominent architectural features such as a ... 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


New Centers Emerge (Phase 4)

Thomas J. Pluckhahn and Victor D. Thompson

in New Histories of Village Life at Crystal River

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781683400356
eISBN:
9781683401018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400356.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Phase 4, the final phase of occupation at Crystal River and Roberts Island, started sometime between around AD 780 and 870 and ended between 900 and 980, spanning the transition between the Late ... 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


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


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 Dogs of Spirit Hill: An Analysis of Domestic Dog Burials from Jackson County, Alabama

Renee B. Walker and R. Jeannine Windham

in Trends and Traditions in Southeastern Zooarchaeology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049274
eISBN:
9780813050102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049274.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Archaeological Methodology and Techniques

Authors Renee B. Walker and R. Jeannine Windham focus on dog burial in chapter 5, “The Dogs of Spirit Hill: An Analysis of Domestic Dog Burials from Jackson County, Alabama.” The Spirit Hill site is ... More


An Ethnoarchaeological Interpretation of the Salt Life, A.D. 1200

Ashley A. Dumas

in Investigating the Ordinary: Everyday Matters in Southeast Archaeology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781683400219
eISBN:
9781683400578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400219.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Archaeological Methodology and Techniques

This chapter narratively reconstructs the salt-making process in the Mississippian period using archaeological, ethnohistorical, and ethnographic data and information. The author proposes that salt ... More


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