Architectural Variability in the Southeast / Edition 2

Architectural Variability in the Southeast / Edition 2

by Cameron H. Lacquement
     
 

ISBN-10: 081735459X

ISBN-13: 9780817354596

Pub. Date: 10/28/2007

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

Some of the most visible expressions of human culture are illustrated architecturally. Unfortunately for archaeologists, the architecture being studied is not always visible and must be inferred from soil inconsistencies or charred remains. This study deals with research into roughly a millennium of Native American architecture in the Southeast and

Overview

Some of the most visible expressions of human culture are illustrated architecturally. Unfortunately for archaeologists, the architecture being studied is not always visible and must be inferred from soil inconsistencies or charred remains. This study deals with research into roughly a millennium of Native American architecture in the Southeast and includes research on the variation of construction techniques employed both above and below ground. Most of the architecture discussed is that of domestic houses with some emphasis on large public buildings and sweat lodges. The authors use an array of methods and techniques in examining native architecture including experimental archaeology, ethnohistory, ethnography, multi-variant analysis, structural engineering, and wood science technology. A major portion of the work, and probably the most important in terms of overall significance, is that it addresses the debate of early Mississippian houses and what they looked like above ground and the changes that occurred both before and after the arrival of Europeans.
 
Contributors:
Dennis B. Blanton
Tamira K. Brennan
 Ramie A. Gougeon
Tom H. Gresham
Vernon J. Knight Jr.
 Cameron H. Lacquement
 Robert H. Lafferty, III
Mark A. McConaughy
Nelson A. Reed
 Robert J. Scott
Lynne P. Sullivan

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780817354596
Publisher:
University of Alabama Press
Publication date:
10/28/2007
Edition description:
1
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations     vii
Acknowledgments     xi
Introduction to Architectural Variability in the Southeast   Cameron H. Lacquement     1
Evidence of Curved Roof Construction in Mississippian Structures   Nelson A. Reed     12
An Experimental Perspective on Mississippian Small Pole Structures   Dennis B. Blanton   Thomas H. Gresham     32
Typology, Chronology, and Technological Changes of Mississippian Domestic Architecture in West-Central Alabama   Cameron H. Lacquement     49
In-Ground Evidence of Above-Ground Architecture at Kincaid Mounds   Tamira K. Brennan     73
A Comparison of Burned Mississippian Houses from Illinois   Mark A. McConaughy     101
A WPA Deja Vu on Mississippian Architecture   Lynne P. Sullivan     117
An Architectural Grammar of Late Mississippian Houses in Northwest Georgia   Ramie A. Gougeon     136
A Mississippian Sweat Lodge   Robert H. Lafferty, III     153
Interpreting Changes in Historic Creek Household Architecture at the Turn of the Nineteenth Century   Robert J. Scott     166
Conclusions: Taking Architecture Seriously   Vernon J. Knight, Jr.     186
References Cited     193
Contributors     215
Index     219

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