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Monumental Architecture Arising from an Early Astronomical-Religious Complex in Perú, 2200–1750 bc

Robert A. Benfer Jr

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/9780813038087.003.0012
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Recent findings of a calendric temple complex dating to 2,100 bc, at the middle Chillón valley site of Buena Vista, Chillón, raise the question as to the importance of astronomical orientations in ... More


From Early Village to Regional Center (Phase 2)

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/9781683400356.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The village at Crystal River expanded greatly in size and permanence in Phase 2, which began sometime between around AD 200 and 300 and ended by around AD 500. This growth may have owed partially to ... More


Biltmore Mound and the Appalachian Summit Hopewell

Larry R. Kimball, Thomas R. Whyte, and Gary D. Crites

in Early and Middle Woodland Landscapes of the Southeast

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813044606
eISBN:
9780813046143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044606.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Hopewellian rituals were undertaken at a variety of locations in the Appalachian Summit, including platform mounds such as the Biltmore and Garden Creek Mounds in western North Carolina. These ... More


Fort Walton Mississippian Beginnings in the Apalachicola–Lower Chattahoochee River Valley of Northwest Florida, Southwest Georgia, and Southeast Alabama

Jeffrey P. Du Vernay and Nancy Marie White

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/9781683400103.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

In the Apalachicola-lower Chattahoochee River valley, new data reaffirm a relatively seamless Fort Walton emergence from resident late Weeden Island groups circa A.D.900-1000 that was characterized ... More


Persistent Place, Shifting Practice: The Premound Landscape at the Garden Creek Site, North Carolina

Alice P. Wright

in Early and Middle Woodland Landscapes of the Southeast

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813044606
eISBN:
9780813046143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044606.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Earthen platform mounds are among the most striking material signatures of the Middle Woodland period in the Southeast. To situate these important components of the landscape in time, I investigate ... More


The Creation of Ritual Space at the Jackson Landing Site in Coastal Mississippi

Edmond A. Boudreaux

in Early and Middle Woodland Landscapes of the Southeast

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813044606
eISBN:
9780813046143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044606.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter will consider how the construction of earthen monuments—a semi-circular earthwork and a platform mound—created a ritual space at the Jackson Landing site, an early Late Woodland (AD ... More


Maize and Mississippian Beginnings

Amber M. Vanderwarker, Dana N. Bardolph, and C. Margaret Scarry

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/9781683400103.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The adoption and intensification of maize (Zea mays) farming has long been a topic of interest in Mississippian archaeology. At various times throughout the development and definition of ... More


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