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Foreword by Robert C. Mainfort Jr. — University of Arkansas Press, 2009. — 384 p. In 1981, James F. Cherry embarked on what evolved into a passionate, personal quest to identify and document all the known headpots of Mississippian Indian culture from northeast Arkansas and the bootheel region of southeast Missouri. Produced by two groups the Spanish called the Casqui and Pacaha...
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University of Alabama Press, 2002. — 696 p. This collection presents, for the first time, a much-needed synthesis of the major research themes and findings that characterize the Woodland Period in the southeastern United States. The Woodland Period (ca. 1200 B.C. to A.D. 1000) has been the subject of a great deal of archaeological research over the past 25 years. Researchers have...
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University of Tennessee Press, 2001. — 352 p. "This volume is a major synthesis of the archaeology of the Appalachian region and includes much material that was previously unpublished or underpublished. The information and interpretations presented will be very useful for archaeologists working in eastern North American who are interested in this diverse region". - C. Clifford...
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University Press of Florida, 2013. — 336 p. The Early and Middle Woodland periods (1000 BCE–500 CE) in North America witnessed remarkable cross-cultural social interactions as well as novel interactions between people and the physical world. Using case studies from Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Mississippi, Kentucky, Alabama, and Tennessee, this volume sheds new light on these...
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University of California Press, 2004. — 288 p. The North American Great Plains and Rocky Mountains have yielded many artifacts and other clues about the prehistoric people who once lived there, but little is understood about the hunting practices that ensured their survival for thousands of years. Noted archaeologist George Frison brings a lifetime of experience as a hunter,...
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AltaMira Press, 2011. — 216 p. Archaeologists seldom study ancient art, even though art is fundamental to the human experience. The Archaeology of Art in the American Southwest argues that archaeologists should study ancient artifacts as artwork, as applying the term "art" to the past raises new questions about artists, audiences, and the works of art themselves. Munson proposes...
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Penguin Books, 2010. — 208 p. While Mayan and Aztec civilizations are widely known and documented, relatively few people are familiar with the largest prehistoric Native American city north of Mexico-a site that expert Timothy Pauketat brings vividly to life in this groundbreaking book. Almost a thousand years ago, a city flourished along the Mississippi River near what is now St....
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University Press of Florida, 2001. — 292 p. Jon Gibson confronts the intriguing mystery of Poverty Point, the ruins of a large prehistoric Indian settlement that was home to one of the most fascinating ancient cultures in eastern North America. The 3,500-year-old site in northeastern Louisiana is known for its large, elaborate earthworks - a series of concentric, crescent-shaped...
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University of New Mexico Press / School for Advanced Research Press, 2018. — 136 p. Often overshadowed by the Ancestral Pueblo centers at Chaco Canyon and Mesa Verde, the Middle San Juan is one of the most dynamic territories in the pre-Hispanic Southwest, interacting with Chaco Canyon and Mesa Verde as well as the surrounding regions. This ancient Puebloan heartland was...
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University of Chicago Press, 2015. — 680 p. Following the discovery in Europe in the late 1850s that humanity had roots predating known history and reaching deep into the Pleistocene era, scientists wondered whether North American prehistory might be just as ancient. And why not? The geological strata seemed exactly analogous between America and Europe, which would lead one to...
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University of Utah Press, 2001. — 316 p. When Europeans first visited California, they encountered one of the most culturally diverse regions of the New World. The coasts and ecologically richest areas were dotted with small polities which were supported not by horticulture but exclusively by hunting, fishing, and gathering, placing them among the more complex hunter-gatherer...
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University of Alabama Press, 2004. — 248 p. Caborn-Welborn, a late Mississippian (A.D. 1400-1700) farming society centered at the confluence of the Ohio and Wabash Rivers (in what is now southwestern Indiana, southeastern Illinois, and northwestern Kentucky), developed following the collapse of the Angel chiefdom (A.D. 1000-1400). Using ceramic and settlement data, David Pollack...
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University of Utah Press, 2001. — 316 p. When Europeans first visited California, they encountered one of the most culturally diverse regions of the New World. The coasts and ecologically richest areas were dotted with small polities which were supported not by horticulture but exclusively by hunting, fishing, and gathering, placing them among the more complex hunter-gatherer...
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University of Utah Press, 2001. — 316 p. When Europeans first visited California, they encountered one of the most culturally diverse regions of the New World. The coasts and ecologically richest areas were dotted with small polities which were supported not by horticulture but exclusively by hunting, fishing, and gathering, placing them among the more complex hunter-gatherer...
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University Press of Florida, 2001. — 368 p. Rich with the objects of the day-to-day lives of illiterate or common people in the southeastern United States, this book offers an archaeological reevaluation of history itself: where it is, what it is, and how it came to be. Through clothing, cooking, eating, tool making, and other mundane forms of social expression and production,...
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Mississippi Department of Archives and History, 2015. — 162 p. This volume reports the results of the Graveline Archaeological Project, an investigation of the Graveline Mound site (22JA503), a Late Woodland period platform mound in Jackson County, Mississippi. The research was conducted by the Department of Anthropology, University of Alabama, with funds provided by the...
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AltaMira Press, 2007. — 270 p. In recent decades anthropology, especially ethnography, has supplied the prevailing models of how human beings have constructed, and been constructed by, their social arrangements. In turn, archaeologists have all too often relied on these models to reconstruct the lives of ancient peoples. In lively, engaging, and informed prose, Timothy Pauketat...
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American Antiquity, Vol. 64, No. 4 (Oct., 1999). — pp. 577-592. In the American Southeast, the simple-complex chiefdom cycle is the predominant model of sociopolítical development applied to the Precolumbian ranked societies known as Mississippian. In this paper, mound-center settlement patterns in the South Appalachian area are reviewed. Most of these distributions fail to...
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University of New Mexico Press, 2007. — 200 p. The Allen Site in southwestern Nebraska has nurtured the interest of archaeologists and paleontologists with abundant signs of a long history of human, animal, and environmental activity. Douglas Bamforth focuses primarily on Paleoindian land use represented by the Allen Site and the adjacent smaller sites collectively known as the...
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Left Coast Press, 2010. — 410 p. This book is the first synthesis of the prehistory of the coast of Oregon. It analyzes the artifacts and mammalian faunal remains of three representative sites on the coast. A model of the evolution of cultural adaptational strategies is presented and tested, from which it creates a model of coastal cultural development. On a methodological level,...
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University of Alabama Press, 2002. — 384 p. Histories of Southeastern Archaeology originated as a symposium at the 1999 Southeastern Archaeological Conference (SEAC) organized in honor of the retirement of Charles H. McNutt following 30 years of teaching anthropology. Written for the most part by members of the first post-depression generation of southeastern archaeologists, this...
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University Alabama Press, 2010. — 444 p. During the 1880s a massive scientific effort was launched by the Smithsonian Institution to discover who had built the prehistoric burial mounds found throughout the United States. Arkansaw Mounds tells the story of this exploration and of Edward Palmer, one of the nineteenth century’s greatest natural historians and archaeologists, who was...
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University of Utah Press, 2013. — 216 p. California’s Channel Islands are a chain of eight islands that extend along the state’s southern coastline from Santa Barbara’s Point Conception to the Mexican border. Popular tourist destinations today, these islands once supported some of the earliest human populations in the Americas; archaeological evidence of maritime Paleo-Indian...
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Jackson, MS: Mississippi Department of Archives and History, 1985. — vi, 115 p. : ill. — (Archaeological Report, No. 16.) The Choctaws were the largest indigenous society in Mississippi during the colonial period. Today, despite centuries of assault, domination, and acculturation by a larger society, many Choctaw communities remain in their traditional homeland. Blitz became...
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Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2016. — xx, 318 pages : 46 illustrations, 24 maps, 21 tables. — (Florida Museum of Natural History: Ripley P. Bullen Series). The Moundville archaeological site, located near Tuscaloosa in Alabama, is well-known as a prime example of a Mississippian mound complex. Comprising twenty-nine earthen mounds that were once platforms for...
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Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2015. — xiii, 397 pages : illustrations, maps. This volume includes original scholarship on a wide array of current archaeological research across the South. One essay explores the effects of climate on early cultures in Mississippi. Contributors reveal the production and distribution of stone effigy beads, which were centered in...
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Tuscaloosa, AL: The University of Alabama Press, 2002. — vii, 270 p. : ill. — (Papers presented at a symposium held in 1997 during the 54th Annual Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Baton Rouge, LA). For most Native American peoples of the Southeast, almost two centuries passed between first contact with European explorers in the 16th century and colonization by whites in the...
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Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2012. — 536 p., 113 figures, 43 tables. This landmark volume provides the most comprehensive overview to date of the prehistory and archaeology of the Caddo peoples. The Caddos lived in the Southeastern Woodlands for more than 900 years beginning around AD 800–900, before being forced to relocate to Oklahoma in 1859. They left behind a...
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University Press of Kentucky, 2004. — 360 p. Miskwabik, Metal of Ritual examines the thousands of beautiful and intricate ritual works of art - from ceremonial weaponry to delicate copper pendants and ear ornaments - created in eastern North America before the arrival of Europeans. The first comprehensive examination of this 3,000-year-old metallurgical tradition, the book...
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