Includes bibliographical references (pages 89-104) and index
1. Introduction: setting the stage -- 2. The Middle Atlantic culture area -- 3. Middle Atlantic geology and native copper sources -- 4. Interaction and meaning in the Middle Atlantic Region -- 5. Archaeological sites examined in the region -- 6. Complexity and copper characterization -- 7. Complexity in the Middle Atlantic Region -- 8. Conclusion: what's next for the Middle Atlantic Region?
"In Archaeology, Copper, and Complexity, Gregory Denis Lattanzi contends that the presence of highly exotic artifacts like copper beads and gorgets in prehistoric burials in the Middle Atlantic region could be representative of the different mechanisms at play within prehistoric ideology, ceremonialism, and ritual"-- Provided by publisher