Prehistory of the Central Mississippi Valley

Prehistory of the Central Mississippi Valley

by Charles H. McNutt
     
 

The Central Mississippi Valley, defined as the region along the Mississippi River from where the Ohio River joins in the north to its confluence with the Arkansas River in the south, lies between the two most important archaeological areas of the Southeast: American Bottom/Cahokia and the Lower Yazoo Basin. The valley has been influenced by these major centers

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Overview

The Central Mississippi Valley, defined as the region along the Mississippi River from where the Ohio River joins in the north to its confluence with the Arkansas River in the south, lies between the two most important archaeological areas of the Southeast: American Bottom/Cahokia and the Lower Yazoo Basin. The valley has been influenced by these major centers and has a complex history of its own. Contributions from experts throughout the region present current, if sometimes conflicting, views of the regional cultural sequences supported by data from recent surveys and excavations, as well as radiocarbon and chronometric determinations. By examining this new information and reevaluating earlier interpretations of local archaeological sequences, this volume provides a comprehensive overview of the valley and defines future research goals.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Prehistory of the Central Mississippi Valley provides a clear and striking picture of the current state of Central Valley research."
—Alex W. Barker, Dallas Museum of Natural History

"This book gathers in one place data and references invaluable to those who work in the Central Valley and adjacent areas. It also gives us a base from which to build. For this, it is a must-have volume."
American Antiquity

Booknews
Lying between two major population centers of the American Bottom to the north and the Lower Yazoo Basin to the south, Mississippi's Central Valley received its share of cultural influences from these two centers. But the region also had its own distinctive cultural developments. Contributors to this volume present eight updated culture histories for the various subareas of the Central Valley, providing some coordination between the culture sequences of the American Bottom and Lower Yazoo Basin. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780817308070
Publisher:
University of Alabama Press
Publication date:
05/28/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Charles H. McNutt is professor emeritus from Memphis State University and co-editor of Histories of Southeastern Archaeology.

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