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From quarry to cornfield [electronic resource] : the political economy of Mississippian hoe production / Charles R. Cobb.

Author/Creator:
Cobb, Charles R. (Charles Richard), 1956-
Publication:
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, c2000.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (276 p.)
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Subjects:
Hoes, Prehistoric -- Mississippi River Valley.
Mississippian culture.
Indians of North America -- Illinois -- Antiquities.
Mill Creek Site (Ill.).
Illinois -- Antiquities.
Mississippi River Valley -- Antiquities.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
From Quarry to Cornfield provides an innovative model for examining the technology of hoe production and its contribution to the agriculture of Mississippian communities. Lithic specialist Charles Cobb examines the political economy in Mississippian communities through a case study of raw material procurement and hoe production and usage at the Mill Creek site on Dillow Ridge in southwest Illinois. Cobb outlines the day-to-day activities in a Mississippian chiefdom village that flourished from about A.D. 1250 to 1500. In so doing, he provides a fascinating window
Contents:
A day in the life
Specialization, exchange, and power in small-scale societies and chiefdoms
Exchanging chert, consuming chert
Rethinking the organization of lithic technology
Life in the Mississippian uplands
The regional structure of Hoe production
Hoe production and the domestic economy
Production and power: defining scales.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [207]-249) and index.
ISBN:
0-8173-8343-3
OCLC:
648711527