Limit search to available items
Book Cover

Title Mississippian mortuary practices : beyond hierarchy and the representationist perspective / edited by Lynne P. Sullivan and Robert C. Mainfort, Jr
Published Gainesville : University Press of Florida, 2010
Online access available from:
ProQuest Ebook Central Subscription    View Resource Record  
EBSCO eBook Academic Collection    View Resource Record  
JSTOR eBooks    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource (365 pages)
Series Florida Museum of Natural History: Ripley P. Bullen Series
Ripley P. Bullen series.
Contents Cover; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Preface; 1. Mississippian Mortuary Practices and the Quest for Interpretation; 2. The Missing Persons in Mississippian Mortuaries; 3. Cosmological Layouts of Secondary Burials as Political Instruments; 4. Multiple Groups, Overlapping Symbols, and the Creation of a Sacred Space at Etowah's Mound C; 5. Social and Spatial Dimensions of Moundville Mortuary Practices; 6. Aztalan Mortuary Practices Revisited; 7. Mississippian Dimensions of a Fort Ancient Mortuary Program: The Development of Authority and Spatial Grammar at SunWatch Village
14. Caves as Mortuary Contexts in the SoutheastReferences Cited; Contributors; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W
8. Temporal Changes in Mortuary Behavior: Evidence from the Middle and Upper Nodena Sites, Arkansas9. The Materialization of Status and Social Structure at Koger's Island Cemetery, Alabama; 10. Pecan Point as the "Capital" of Pacaha: A Mortuary Perspective; 11. Mound Construction and Community Changes within the Mississippian Community at Town Creek; 12. Mortuary Practices and Cultural Identity at the Turn of the Sixteenth Century in Eastern Tennessee; 13. The Mortuary Assemblage from the Holliston Mills Site, a Mississippian Town in Upper East Tennessee
Summary The residents of Mississippian towns principally located in the southeastern and midwestern United States from 900 to1500 A.D. made many beautiful objects, which included elaborate and well-crafted copper and shell ornaments, pottery vessels, and stonework. Some of these objects were socially valued goods and often were placed in ritual context, such as graves. The funerary context of these artifacts has sparked considerable study and debate among archaeologists, raising questions about the place in society of the individuals interred with such items, as well as the nature of the societies i
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Indians of North America -- Funeral customs and rites -- Middle West -- History
Indians of North America -- Funeral customs and rites -- Southern States -- History
Indians of North America -- Middle West -- Antiquities
Indians of North America -- Southern States -- Antiquities.
Mississippian culture -- Middle West
Mississippian culture -- Southern States
Social archaeology -- Middle West
Social archaeology -- Southern States
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)
Indians of North America -- Antiquities.
Indians of North America -- Funeral customs and rites.
Mississippian culture.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology
Social archaeology.
Middle West -- Antiquities
Southern States -- Antiquities.
Middle West.
Southern States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Mainfort, R. C. (Robert C.)
Sullivan, Lynne P.
ISBN 0813039614