The Savannah River Chiefdoms: Political Change in the Late Prehistoric Southeast / Edition 1

The Savannah River Chiefdoms: Political Change in the Late Prehistoric Southeast / Edition 1

by David Anderson, David G. Anderson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0817307257

ISBN-13: 9780817307257

Pub. Date: 11/28/1994

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

This volume explores political change in chiefdoms, specifically how complex chiefdoms emerge and collapse, and how this process—called cycling—can be examined using archaeological, ethnohistoric, paleoclimatic, paleosubsistence, and physical anthropological data. The focus for the research is the prehistoric and initial contact-era Mississippian

Overview

This volume explores political change in chiefdoms, specifically how complex chiefdoms emerge and collapse, and how this process—called cycling—can be examined using archaeological, ethnohistoric, paleoclimatic, paleosubsistence, and physical anthropological data. The focus for the research is the prehistoric and initial contact-era Mississippian chiefdoms of the Southeastern United States, specifically the societies occupying the Savannah River basin from ca. A.D. 1000 to 1600. This regional focus and the multidisciplinary nature of the investigation provide a solid introduction to the Southeastern Mississippian archaeological record and the study of cultural evolution in general.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780817307257
Publisher:
University of Alabama Press
Publication date:
11/28/1994
Edition description:
1
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)
Lexile:
1530L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Contents

Figures and Tables,
Acknowledgments,
1. Political Evolution and Cycling,
2. The Causes of Cycling,
3. Mississippian Political Change: Evidence from Ethnohistoric Accounts,
4. Mississippian Political Change: Evidence from Archaeological Research,
5. Evidence for Mississippian Occupation in the Savannah River Valley,
6. The Record of Political Change in the Savannah River Chiefdoms,
7. Political Change in the Savannah River Chiefdoms: Environmental Factors,
8. Political Change in the Savannah River Chiefdoms: Events at Particular Sites and General Trends,
9. Exploring Political Change in Chiefdom Society,
Appendix A. Early Historic Descriptions of Mississippian Centers in the Savannah River Basin,
Appendix B. Mississippian Cultural Sequences in the Savannah River Valley,
References Cited,
Index,

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