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Author Case, D. Troy.

Title The Scioto Hopewell and their neighbors : bioarchaeological documentation and cultural understanding / D. Troy Case and Christopher Carr
Published New York : Springer, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 774 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Interdisciplinary contributions to archaeology
Interdisciplinary contributions to archaeology.
Contents Documenting the Lives of Ohio Hopewell People: A Philosophical and Empirical Foundation; Environmental Setting, Natural Symbols, and Subsistence; Settlement and Communities; Social and Ritual Organization; World View and the Dynamics of Change: The Beginning and the End of Scioto Hopewell Culture and Lifeways; Documenting the Ohio Hopewell Mortuary Record: The Bioarchaeological Data Base; Ceremonial Site Locations, Descriptions, and Bibliography; Definition of Variables and Variable States
Summary This book presents, for the first time, a detailed, holistic synthesis of the lifeways, culture, history, and material record of the ceremonially and socially rich Hopewell peoples who lived in the Scioto valley and neighboring areas in Ohio in the first centuries A.D. The Scioto Hopewell built monumental, 80 acre earthworks aligned precisely to astronomical events, masterfully worked glistening metals and semiprecious stones into elegant designs, and honored their dead with these vocal artifacts in community burial houses two-thirds the size of a football field. The Scioto Hopewella (TM)s int
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 691-731)-and indexes
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Subject Hopewell culture -- Ohio -- Scioto River Valley.
Indians of North America -- Ohio -- Scioto River Valley -- Rites and ceremonies.
Indians of North America -- Ohio -- Scioto River Valley -- Antiquities.
Indians of North America -- Material culture -- Ohio -- Scioto River Valley.
Human remains (Archaeology) -- Ohio -- Scioto River Valley.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Ohio -- Scioto River Valley.
Earthworks (Archaeology) -- Ohio -- Scioto River Valley.
Scioto River Valley (Ohio) -- Antiquities.
Form Electronic book
Author Carr, Christopher, 1952-
LC no. 2008927598
ISBN 038777386X (hbk.)
9780387773865 (hbk.)