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Author Gold, Debra L. (Debra Lynn), 1967-

Title The bioarchaeology of Virginia burial mounds / Debra L. Gold
Published Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, [2004]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 160 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents From Jefferson to Jamestown : Monacan history through English eyes -- Virginia burial mounds -- The bioarchaeology of middle range societies -- Bioarchaeological analysis : skeletal inventory, subsistence and health patterns, and mortuary activity -- From measurements to meaning : Monacan history through Monacan bones
Summary A long-ignored prehistoric moundbuilding people. By the 14th century more than a dozen accretional burial mounds-reaching heights of 12 to 15 feet-marked the floodplains of interior Virginia. Today, none of these mounds built by the nearly forgotten Monacan Indians remain on the landscape, having been removed over the centuries by a variety of natural and cultural causes. This study uses what remains of the mounds-excavated from the 1890s to the 1980s- to gain a new understanding of the Monacans and to gauge their importance in the realm of the late prehistoric period in the Eastern Woodlan
Notes Based on the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Michigan
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-155) and index
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Subject Human remains (Archaeology) -- Virginia.
Monacan Indians -- Antiquities.
Mounds -- Virginia.
Virginia -- Antiquities.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2004010595
ISBN 0817314385
0817384065 (electronic bk.)
9780817384067 (electronic bk.)