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Mississippian mortuary practices [electronic resource] : beyond hierarchy and the representationist perspective / edited by Lynne P. Sullivan and Robert C. Mainfort, Jr.

Contributor(s): Sullivan, Lynne P | Mainfort, R. C. (Robert C.).
Material type: TextTextSeries: Ripley P. Bullen series: Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, 2010Description: 1 online resource (365 p.).ISBN: 9780813042985 (electronic bk.); 0813042984 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Claflin-Emerson Expedition (1927-1931) | Indians of North America -- Funeral customs and rites -- Middle West -- History | Indians of North America -- Funeral customs and rites -- Southern States -- History | Indians of North America -- Middle West -- Antiquities | Indians of North America -- Southern States -- Antiquities | Middle West -- Antiquities | Mississippian culture -- Middle West | Mississippian culture -- Southern States | Social archaeology -- Middle West | Social archaeology -- Southern States | Southern States -- Antiquities | HISTORY / United States / State & Local / South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV) | Mississippian culture -- Southern States | Mississippian culture -- Middle West | Indians of North America -- Funeral customs and rites -- Middle West -- History | Indians of North America -- Funeral customs and rites -- Southern States -- History | Social archaeology -- Southern States | Social archaeology -- Middle West | Indians of North America -- Southern States -- Antiquities | Indians of North America -- Middle West -- Antiquities | Southern States -- Antiquities | Middle West -- AntiquitiesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Mississippian mortuary practices.DDC classification: 975.01 | 975/.01 Online resources: EBSCOhost Summary: The residents of Mississippian towns principally located in the southeastern and midwestern United States from 900 to1500 A.D. made many beautiful objects, which included elaborate and well-crafted copper and shell ornaments, pottery vessels, and stonework. Some of these objects were socially valued goods and often were placed in ritual context, such as graves. The funerary context of these artifacts has sparked considerable study and debate among archaeologists, raising questions about the place in society of the individuals interred with such items, as well as the nature of the societies i
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The residents of Mississippian towns principally located in the southeastern and midwestern United States from 900 to1500 A.D. made many beautiful objects, which included elaborate and well-crafted copper and shell ornaments, pottery vessels, and stonework. Some of these objects were socially valued goods and often were placed in ritual context, such as graves. The funerary context of these artifacts has sparked considerable study and debate among archaeologists, raising questions about the place in society of the individuals interred with such items, as well as the nature of the societies i

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