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 learned that in this approximately 2000-year era the peoples of the Southeast experienced increasing sedentism, population growth, and organizational complexity. At the beginning of the period, people are assumed to have been living
Contents; Figures; Tables; Preface; 1. An Introduction to Woodland Archaeology in the Southeast; 2. Woodland Period Archaeology of the Central Mississippi Valley; 3. Plum Bayou Culture of the Arkansas-White River Basin; 4. Woodland Period Archaeology of the Lower Mississippi Valley; 5. Fourche Maline: A Woodland Period Culture of the Trans-Mississippi South; 6. The Woodland Period in the Northern Ozarks of Missouri; 7. Woodland Period Archaeology in the American Bottom; 8. Deconstructing the Woodland Sequence from the Heartland: A Review of Recent Research Directions in the Upper Ohio Valley 9. Woodland Cultures of the Elk and Duck River Valleys, Tennessee: Continuity and Change 10. Woodland Period Settlement Patterning in the Northern Gulf Coastal Plain of Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee; 11. Woodland Cultural and Chronological Trends on the Southern Gulf Coastal Plain: Recent Research in the Pine Hills of Southeastern Mississippi; 12. The Woodland Period in the Appalachian Summit of Western North Carolina and the Ridge and Valley Province of Eastern Tennessee; 13. The Woodland in the Middle Atlantic: Ranking and Dynamic Political Stability 14. A Woodland Period Prehistory of Coastal North Carolina 15. Aspects of Deptford and Swift Creek of the South Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plains; 16. Weeden Island Cultures; 17. The Woodland Archaeology of South Florida; 18. Woodland Ceramic Beginnings; 19. Culture-Historical Units and the Woodland Southeast: A Case Study from Southeastern Missouri; 20. Shellfish Use during the Woodland Period in the Middle South; 21. Woodland Faunal Exploitation in the Midsouth; 22. The Development and Dispersal of Agricultural Systems in the Woodland Period Southeast 23. Woodland Cave Archaeology in Eastern North America George M. Crothers, Charles H. Faulkner, Jan F. Simek, 24. Domesticating Self and Society in the Woodland Southeast; 25. Epilogue: Future Directions for Woodland Archaeology in the Southeast; References Cited; Contributors; Index
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