Moundbuilders

ISBN-10: 0500284687

ISBN-13: 9780500284681

Edition: 2005

Authors: George Milner
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication date: 4/17/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Preface
Chronological Table
A Heavily Forested and Thinly Peopled Land
The Eastern Woodlands
Doing archaeology
Box feature: "Preserve these beautiful eminences"
Mobile Hunter-Gatherers: Paleoindian and Early Archaic
Beringia and beyond
The Paleoindians
Box feature: Population growth
Mobile Archaic foragers
Sedentary Hunter-Gatherers: Middle to Late Archaic
Containers and camps
Growing native plants
Alliances and antagonisms
Box feature: Moving earth at Poverty Point
Early mounds
Builders of Burial Mounds and Earthworks: Early to Middle Woodland
Burial mounds
Box feature: Stacked cemeteries at Robbins mounds
Ceremonial platforms
Geometric and irregular earthworks
Box feature: A remarkable site: Hopewell
Precious objects
Where they lived
Box feature: The move toward agriculture
Cultivating gardens
The nature of these societies
Villagers Facing Great Change: Late Woodland
Small mounds
Box feature: Feasts at Toltec
Scattered enclosures
Villages become commonplace
The switch to maize
Life within groups
Deteriorating relations
A period of transition
Chiefs Come to Power: Mississippian
Mounds for chiefs
Box feature: An amazing discovery at the Craig Mound
Box feature: The biggest of them all: Cahokia
Artifacts and symbols
Where they lived
Box feature: A suitably named site: Moundville
Scattered chiefdoms
What they ate
Chiefs and followers
Friends and foes
Box feature: Mesoamerican contacts?
The rise and fall of chiefdoms
Northern Villagers: Late Prehistory
Burial in mounds
Box feature: Death at Norris Farms no. 36
The shift to crops
Village life
Clusters of settlements
A Trail of Tears: Native American and European Contact
The last mounds
Depopulation and removal
Guide to Eastern Woodlands Sites
Midwest
Southeast
Northeast and mid-Atlantic
Canada
Notes to the Text
Further Reading
Sources of Illustrations
Index
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