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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


Multiple Groups, Overlapping Symbols, and the Creation of a Sacred Space at Etowah’s Mound C

Adam King

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/9780813034263.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The burial record of Mound C at the Etowah site shows differential burial treatments that are linked to differences in social status in Etowah society. Mound C contains evidence that multiple groups ... More


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