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Mississippian Towns and Sacred Spaces [electronic resource] : Searching for an Architectural Grammar / edited by R. Barry Lewis and Charles Stout.

Publication:
Tuscaloosa, Ala. : University of Alabama Press, c1998.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (322 p.)
Subjects:
Sacred space -- Mississippi River Valley.
Sacred space -- Southern States.
Indians of North America -- Urban residence -- Mississippi River Valley.
Indians of North America -- Urban residence -- Southern States.
Mississippian architecture.
Mississippian culture.
Mississippi River Valley -- Antiquities.
Southern States -- Antiquities.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Archaeologists and architects draw upon theoretical perspectives from their fields to provide valuable insights into the structure, development, and meaning of prehistoric communities. Architecture is the most visible physical manifestation of human culture. The built environment envelops our lives and projects our distinctive regional and ethnic identities to the world around us. Archaeology and architecture find common theoretical ground in their perspectives of the homes, spaces, and communities that people create for themselves. Although archaeologists and architects m
Contents:
Contents; Figures and Tables; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. The Design of Mississippian Towns; 2. Town Structure at the Edge of the Mississippian World; 3. The Nature of Mississippian Towns in Georgia: The King Site Example; 4. Mississippian Towns in the Eastern Tennessee Valley; 5. Mississippian Sacred Landscapes: The View from Alabama; 6. Mississippi Period Mound Groups and Communities in the Lower Mississippi Valley; 7. Mississippian Towns in Kentucky; 8. Towns along the Lower Ohio; 9. The Mississippian Town Plan and Cultural Landscape of Cahokia, Illinois; 10. The Town as Metaphor
References CitedContributors; Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [243]-291) and index.
Description based on print version record.
Contributor:
Stout, Charles B.
Lewis, R. Barry.
ISBN:
0-8173-8468-5
0-585-34245-8
OCLC:
670411960
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