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Archaeology of the Central Mississippi Valley

Book1983

Authors:

DAN F. MORSE and PHYLLIS A. MORSE

Archaeology of the Central Mississippi Valley

Book1983

 

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    1 - The River

    Pages 1-15

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    2 - The Archaeology

    Pages 17-50

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    3 - Paleo-Indian Beginnings (9500–8500 B.C.)

    Pages 51-70

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    4 - Dalton Efflorescence (8500–7500 B.C.)

    Pages 71-97

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    5 - The Hypsithermal Archaic Disruption (7000–3000 B.C.)

    Pages 99-114

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    6 - Archaic Expansion (3000–500 B.C.)

    Pages 115-136

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    7 - Woodland Beginnings (500 B.C.–0)

    Pages 137-160

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    8 - The Hopewellian Period (0–A.D. 400)

    Pages 161-180

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    9 - Woodland Conflict (A.D. 400–700)

    Pages 181-200

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    10 - Mississippian Frontier (A.D. 700–1000)

    Pages 201-236

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    11 - Mississippian Consolidation (A.D. 1000–1350)

    Pages 237-270

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    12 - Mississippian Nucleation (A.D. 1350–1650)

    Pages 271-304

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    13 - Epilogue: Historic Archaeology

    Pages 305-336

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    Index

    Pages 337-345

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Archaeology of the Central Mississippi Valley describes an archeological reconstruction of the preceding 11,000 years of an extraordinarily rich environment centered within the largest river system north of the Amazon. This book focuses on the lowlands of the Mississippi Valley from just north of the Ohio River to the mouth of the Arkansas River. Organized into 13 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the territory between the Ohio and Arkansas rivers. This text then attempts to humanize the archeological interpretations by reference to social organization, settlement system, economy, religion, and politics. Other chapters focus on understanding the nature of change through time in the Central Mississippi Valley. This book discusses as well the difference between an old braided stream surface and the younger meander belt system. The final chapter deals with the investigation of prehistoric Indian remains. This book is a valuable resource for archeologists, zoologists, and scientific hobbyists.

Archaeology of the Central Mississippi Valley describes an archeological reconstruction of the preceding 11,000 years of an extraordinarily rich environment centered within the largest river system north of the Amazon. This book focuses on the lowlands of the Mississippi Valley from just north of the Ohio River to the mouth of the Arkansas River. Organized into 13 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the territory between the Ohio and Arkansas rivers. This text then attempts to humanize the archeological interpretations by reference to social organization, settlement system, economy, religion, and politics. Other chapters focus on understanding the nature of change through time in the Central Mississippi Valley. This book discusses as well the difference between an old braided stream surface and the younger meander belt system. The final chapter deals with the investigation of prehistoric Indian remains. This book is a valuable resource for archeologists, zoologists, and scientific hobbyists.

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ISBN

978-0-12-508181-8

Language

English

Published

1983

Copyright

Copyright © 1983 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Academic Press

Authors

DAN F. MORSE

Arkansas Archeological Survey, State University, Arkansas

PHYLLIS A. MORSE

Arkansas Archeological Survey, State University, Arkansas