Sacred games, death, and renewal in the ancient Eastern Woodlands : the Ohio Hopewell system of cult sodality heterarchies / A. Martin Byers.
- Lanham : AltaMira Press, c2011.
x, 547 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
- Hopewell culture -- Ohio River Valley.
Ohio River Valley -- Antiquities.
Earthworks (Archaeology) -- Ohio River Valley.
Indians of North America -- Ohio River Valley -- Rites and ceremonies.
Indians of North America -- Ohio River Valley -- Social life and customs.
Indians of North America -- Games -- Ohio River Valley.
Indians of North America -- Material culture -- Ohio River Valley.
Cults -- Ohio River Valley -- History -- To 1500.
Confraternities -- Ohio River Valley -- History -- To 1500.
Social archaeology -- Ohio River Valley.
- Pt. 1. The Ohio Hopewell as a system of cult sodality heterarchies
The domestic/ceremonial dichotomy
The tripartite alliance model : a critique
The nature of Ohio Hopewell mortuary ceremonialism
The symbolic meaning of material culture
The ecclesiastic-communal cult sodality model
The Hidatsa age-set system and the ritual usufruct conveyancing and franchising model
The Ohio Hopewell cult sodality heterarchy system : from the bottom-up
The Murphy Tract : the empirical grounding of the cult sodality cluster model
pt. 2. Sacred games, death, and renewal in Ohio Hopewell
The sacred games tournée of the Ohio Hopewell system of cult sodality heterarchies
The North Fork-Paint Creek interface zone and the terminal conveyancing of custodial regalia
The Ohio Hopewell as dispersed third-order cult sodality heterarchies
The development of the Ohio Hopewell cult sodality heterarchy system
Embankment earthwork and way station facilities
The structuring of Ohio Hopewell sites and pathways
Embankment earthwork site alignments and relations
The Ohio Hopewell and Adena as neighbors and strangers.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- 9780759120327 (cloth : alk. paper)
0759120323 (cloth : alk. paper)
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