Cahokia: Domination and Ideology in the Mississippian World

Cahokia: Domination and Ideology in the Mississippian World

by Timothy R. Pauketat
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803287658

ISBN-13: 9780803287655

Pub. Date: 04/01/2000

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press


About one thousand years ago, Native Americans built hundreds of earthen platform mounds, plazas, residential areas, and other types of monuments in the vicinity of present-day St. Louis. This sprawling complex, known to archaeologists as Cahokia, was the dominant cultural, ceremonial, and trade center north of Mexico for centuries. This stimulating collection of…  See more details below

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About one thousand years ago, Native Americans built hundreds of earthen platform mounds, plazas, residential areas, and other types of monuments in the vicinity of present-day St. Louis. This sprawling complex, known to archaeologists as Cahokia, was the dominant cultural, ceremonial, and trade center north of Mexico for centuries. This stimulating collection of essays casts new light on the remarkable accomplishments of Cahokia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803287655
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
04/01/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
848,176
Product dimensions:
0.84(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations & Tables
Ch. 1Introduction: Domination and Ideology in the Mississippian World1
Ch. 2Cahokian Political Economy30
Ch. 3Cahokian Food Production Reconsidered52
Ch. 4Patterns of Faunal Exploitation of Cahokia69
Ch. 5The Construction of Mississippian Cahokia89
Ch. 6Cahokian Population Dynamics103
Ch. 7Cahokia Settlement and Social Structures as Viewed from the ICT-II124
Ch. 8Stirling-Phase Sociopolitical Activity at East St. Louis and Cahokia141
Ch. 9Reflections from the Countryside on Cahokian Hegemony167
Ch. 10Cahokian Elite Ideology and the Mississippian Cosmos190
Ch. 11Some Developmental Parallels between Cahokia and Moundville229
Ch. 12The Role of Cahokia in the Evolution of Southeastern Mississippian Society248
Ch. 13Conclusion: Cahokia and the Four Winds269
Notes279
References291
Contributors347
Index351

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