The Mantle Site: An Archaeological History of an Ancestral Wendat Community

The Mantle Site: An Archaeological History of an Ancestral Wendat Community


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780759121010
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 03/02/2015
Series: Issues in Eastern Woodlands Archaeology Series
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Jennifer Birch is an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Georgia.
Ronald F. Williamson is founder and managing partner of Archaeological Services Inc., a cultural resource management firm based in Toronto.

Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Figures
Chapter 1.Understanding Northern Iroquoians
Chapter 2. The Historical Development of Ancestral Wendat Societies
Chapter 3. Situating the Mantle Site
Chapter 4. Community History
Chapter 5. The Necessities of Life
Chapter 6. Production, Consolidation, and Interregional Interaction
Chapter 7. Conclusions
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William Engelbrecht

Birch and Williamson have synthesized an enormous quantity of data to produce a compelling narrative. They... have produced a work that enlarges our understanding of past Iroquoians and their world.

Steve Kowalewski

The Iroquoian nations of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries had been vastly different just a few generations earlier. They changed profoundly—before European contact. Only archaeology can find this earlier and deeper history. In The Mantle Site, Birch and Williamson reconstruct how Iroquoian people came together, invented, and put into practice new kinds of social communities, new political orders, new ways of making a living, and new customs. So much for the notion of timeless tradition and peoples with no history. The Mantle Site is far more than a splendid study of one village. [T]his history is not just an Iroquoian story, because how people create new ways of coming together as political communities has something to say to us all.

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