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The archaeology of everyday life at early Moundville [electronic resource] / Gregory D. Wilson.

Author/Creator:
Wilson, Gregory D., 1969-
Publication:
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, c2008.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (188 p.)
Subjects:
Mississippian culture -- Alabama -- Black Warrior River Valley.
Mississippian pottery -- Alabama -- Black Warrior River Valley.
Social archaeology -- Alabama -- Black Warrior River Valley.
Moundville Archaeological Park (Moundville, Ala.).
Black Warrior River Valley (Ala.) -- Antiquities.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Complex Mississippian polities were neither developed nor sustained in a vacuum. A broad range of small-scale social groups played a variety of roles in the emergence of regionally organized political hierarchies that governed large-scale ceremonial centers. Recent research has revealed the extent to which interactions among corporately organized clans led to the development, success, and collapse of Moundville. These insights into Moundville's social complexity are based primarily on the study of monumental architecture and mortuary ceremonialism. Less is known about how everyday domesti
Contents:
Introduction
Mississippian communities and households
Moundville households in space and time
Architecture and community organization
Ceramics at early Moundville
Discussion and conclusions
Appendix 1: Architectural data
Appendix 2: Counts and frequencies of all sherds by context.
Notes:
"A Dan Josselyn memorial publication"--P. facing t.p.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [153]-168) and index.
ISBN:
0-8173-8234-8
OCLC:
427565718
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