Ancient Earthen Enclosures of the Eastern Woodlands / Edition 1

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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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813018577
  • Publisher: University Press of Florida
  • Publication date: 1/1/1998
  • Series: Florida Museum of Natural History Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
1 Explaining Earthen Enclosures 1
2 Broken Circles, Owl Monsters, and Black Earth Midden: Separating Sacred and Secular at Poverty Point 17
3 Prehistoric Enclosures in Louisiana and the Marksville Site 31
4 Defining Space: An Overview of the Pinson Mounds Enclosure 57
5 Boundaries, Resistance, and Control: Enclosing the Hilltops in Middle Woodland Ohio 68
6 Architectural Grammar Rules at the Fort Ancient Hilltop Enclosure 85
7 The Archaeology of the Newark Earthworks 114
8 Is the Newark Circle-Octagon the Ohio Hopewell "Rosetta Stone"? A Question of Archaeological Interpretation 135
9 Defensive or Sacred? An Early Late Woodland Enclosure in Northeast Ohio 154
10 The Socioeconomic Role of Late Woodland Enclosures in Northern Lower Michigan 181
11 Fortified Village or Mortuary Site? Exploring the Use of the Ripley Site 202
References Cited 231
Contributors 263
Index 266
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