Ancient Earthen Enclosures of the Eastern Woodlands / Edition 1

Ancient Earthen Enclosures of the Eastern Woodlands / Edition 1

by Robert C. Mainfort, Lynne P. Sullivan
     
 

This collection of essays is designed to revolutionize the way archeologists approach the study of enclosures, clearly illustrating the difficulties in interpreting these sites, and showing that their builders had widely diverse purposes. (Archaeology/Anthropology)See more details below

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This collection of essays is designed to revolutionize the way archeologists approach the study of enclosures, clearly illustrating the difficulties in interpreting these sites, and showing that their builders had widely diverse purposes. (Archaeology/Anthropology)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813018577
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
Publication date:
01/01/1998
Series:
Florida Museum of Natural History Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Foreword
Preface
1Explaining Earthen Enclosures1
2Broken Circles, Owl Monsters, and Black Earth Midden: Separating Sacred and Secular at Poverty Point17
3Prehistoric Enclosures in Louisiana and the Marksville Site31
4Defining Space: An Overview of the Pinson Mounds Enclosure57
5Boundaries, Resistance, and Control: Enclosing the Hilltops in Middle Woodland Ohio68
6Architectural Grammar Rules at the Fort Ancient Hilltop Enclosure85
7The Archaeology of the Newark Earthworks114
8Is the Newark Circle-Octagon the Ohio Hopewell "Rosetta Stone"? A Question of Archaeological Interpretation135
9Defensive or Sacred? An Early Late Woodland Enclosure in Northeast Ohio154
10The Socioeconomic Role of Late Woodland Enclosures in Northern Lower Michigan181
11Fortified Village or Mortuary Site? Exploring the Use of the Ripley Site202
References Cited231
Contributors263
Index266

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