The Archaeology Of Traditions / Edition 1

The Archaeology Of Traditions / Edition 1

by Timothy R. Pauketat
     
 

"At last, southeastern archaeology as history of people, not just 'cultures'."--Patricia Galloway, Mississippi Department of Archives and History

Rich with the objects of the day-to-day lives of illiterate or common people in the southeastern United States, this book offers an archaeological reevaluation of history itself: where it is, what it is,

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"At last, southeastern archaeology as history of people, not just 'cultures'."--Patricia Galloway, Mississippi Department of Archives and History

Rich with the objects of the day-to-day lives of illiterate or common people in the southeastern United States, this book offers an archaeological reevaluation of history itself: where it is, what it is, and how it came to be. Through clothing, cooking, eating, tool making, and other mundane forms of social expression and production, traditions were altered daily in encounters between missionaries and natives, between planters and slaves, and between native leaders and native followers. As this work demonstrates, these "unwritten texts" proved to be potent ingredients in the larger-scale social and political events that shaped how peoples, cultures, and institutions came into being.  These developments point to a common social process whereby men and women negotiated about their views of the world and—whether slaves, natives, or Europeans—created history. Bridging the pre-Columbian and colonial past, this book incorporates  current theories that cut across disciplines to appeal to anthropologists, historians, and archaeologists.

CONTENTS

1. A New Tradition in Archaeology, by Timothy R. Pauketat
2. African-American Tradition and Community in the Antebellum South, by Brian W. Thomas
3. Resistance and Accommodation in Apalachee Province, by John F. Scarry
4. Manipulating Bodies and Emerging Traditions at the Los Adaes Presidio, by Diana DiPaolo Loren
5. Negotiated Tradition? Native American Pottery in the Mission Period in La Florida, by Rebecca Saunders
6. Creek and Pre-Creek Revisited, by Cameron B. Wesson
7. Gender, Tradition, and the Negotiation of Power Relationships in Southern Appalachian Chiefdoms, by Lynne P. Sullivan and Christopher B. Rodning
8. Historical Science or Silence? Toward a Historical Anthropology of Mississippian Political Culture, by Mark A. Rees
9. Cahokian Change and the Authority of Tradition, by Susan M. Alt
10. The Historical-Processual Development of Late Woodland Societies, by Michael S. Nassaney
11. A Tradition of Discontinuity: American Bottom Early and Middle Woodland Culture History Reexamined, by Andrew C. Fortier
12. Interpreting Discontinuity and Historical Process in Midcontinental Late Archaic and Early Woodland Societies, by Thomas E. Emerson and Dale L. McElrath
13. Hunter-Gatherers and Traditions of Resistance, by Kenneth E. Sassaman
14. Traditions as Cultural Production: Implications for Contemporary Archaeological Research, by Kent G. Lightfoot
15. Concluding Thoughts on Tradition, History, and Archaeology, by Timothy R. Pauketat

Timothy R. Pauketat, associate professor of anthropology at the University of Illinois, Urbana, is the author of The Ascent of Chiefs and coeditor of Cahokia: Domination and Ideology in the Mississippian World.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813027456
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
Publication date:
01/01/2003
Series:
Florida Museum of Natural History: Ripley P. Bullen Series
Pages:
372
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Foreword
Preface
1A New Tradition in Archaeology1
2African-American Tradition and Community in the Antebellum South17
3Resistance and Accommodation in Apalachee Province34
4Manipulating Bodies and Emerging Traditions at the Los Adaes Presidio58
5Negotiatied Tradition? Native American Pottery in the Mission Period in La Florida77
6Creek and Pre-Creek Revisited94
7Gender, Tradition, and the Negotiation of Power Relationships in Southern Appalachian Chiefdoms107
8Historical Science or Silence? Toward a Historical Anthropology of Mississippian Political Culture121
9Cahokian Change and the Authority of Tradition141
10The Historical-Processual Development of Late Woodland Societies157
11A Tradition of Discontinuity: American Bottom Early and Middle Woodland Culture History Reexamined174
12Interpreting Discontinuity and Historical Process in Midcontinental Late Archaic and Early Woodland Societies195
13Hunter-Gatherers and Traditions of Resistance218
14Traditions as Cultural Production: Implications for Contemporary Archaeological Research237
15Concluding Thoughts on Tradition, History, and Archaeology253
Bibliography257
List of Contributors337
Index343

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