The Ancient Mounds of Poverty Point: Place of Rings / Edition 1

The Ancient Mounds of Poverty Point: Place of Rings / Edition 1

by Jon L. Gibson
     
 

"Jon Gibson confronts the intriguing mystery of Poverty Point, the ruins of a large prehistoric Indian settlement that was home to one of the most fascinating ancient cultures in eastern North America." "The 3,500-year-old site in northeastern Louisiana is known for its large, elaborate earthworks - a series of concentric, crescent-shaped dirt rings and bird-shaped… See more details below

Overview

"Jon Gibson confronts the intriguing mystery of Poverty Point, the ruins of a large prehistoric Indian settlement that was home to one of the most fascinating ancient cultures in eastern North America." "The 3,500-year-old site in northeastern Louisiana is known for its large, elaborate earthworks - a series of concentric, crescent-shaped dirt rings and bird-shaped mounds. With its imposing 25-mile core, it is one of the largest archaic constructions on American soil. It's also one of the most puzzling: perplexing questions haunt Poverty Point, and archaeologists still speculate about life and culture at the site, its age, how it was created, and if it was at the forefront of an emerging complex society."--BOOK JACKET.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813025513
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
Publication date:
02/28/2001
Series:
Native Peoples, Cultures, and Places of the Southeastern United States
Edition description:
First
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Aliens, Atlanteans, and American Indians1
1Conceptual Matters9
2From Then Until Now15
3Roots42
4Natural Environment66
5Earthworks79
6Gear and Appliances111
7Fishing, Hunting and Gathering, and Table Fare158
8Exchange170
9Stone and Earth Symbolism182
10Community Core-Periphery Relationships194
11Political Economy207
12Poverty Point Development216
13Neighbors and Distant Acquaintances232
14In Retrospect266
Glossary275
For Further Reading279

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >