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Author Rees, Mark A
Title Plaquemine Archaeology
Imprint Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, 2006
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Figures -- Tables -- Preface -- 1. Introduction and Historical Overview / Mark A. Rees and Patrick C. Livingood -- 2. Coles Creek Antecedents of Plaquemine Mound Construction: Evidence from the Raffman Site / Lori Roe -- 3. Extraregional Contact and Cultural Interaction at the Coles Creek-Plaquemine Transition: Recent Data from the Lake Providence Mounds, East Carroll Parish, Louisiana / Douglas C. Wells and Richard A. Weinstein -- 4. Plaquemine Mounds of the Western Atchafalaya Basin / Mark A. Rees -- 5. Transitional Coles Creek-Plaquemine Relationships on Northwest Lake Salvador, St. Charles Parish, Louisiana / Malcolm K. Shuman -- 6. Plaquemine Recipes: Using Computer-Assisted Petrographic Analysis to Investigate Plaquemine Ceramic Recipes / Patrick C. Livingood -- 7. Feasting on the Bluffs: Anna Site Excavations in the Natchez Bluffs of Mississippi / Virgil Roy Beasley III -- 8. Plaquemine Culture in the Natchez Bluffs Region of Mississippi / Ian W. Brown -- 9. The Outer Limits of Plaquemine Culture: A View from the Northerly Borderlands -- 10. Contemplating Plaquemine Culture / Tristram R. Kidder -- References Cited -- Contributors -- Index
First major work to deal solely with the Plaquemine societies. Plaquemine, Louisiana, about 10 miles south of Baton Rouge on the banks of the Mississippi River, seems an unassuming southern community for which to designate an entire culture. Archaeological research conducted in the region between 1938 and 1941, however, revealed distinctive cultural materials that provided the basis for distinguishing a unique cultural manifestation in the Lower Mississippi Valley. Plaquemine was first cited in the archaeological literature by James Ford and Gordon Willey in their 1941 synthesis of eastern U.S. prehistory. Lower Valley researchers have subsequently grappled with where to place this culture in the local chronology based on its ceramics, earthen mounds, and habitations. Plaquemine cultural materials share some characteristics with other local cultures but differ significantly from Coles Creek and Mississippian cultures of the Southeast. Plaquemine has consequently received the dubious distinction of being defined by the characteristics it lacks, rather than by those it possesses. The current volume brings together eleven leading scholars devoted to shedding new light on Plaquemine and providing a clearer understanding of its relationship to other Native American cultures. The authors provide a thorough yet focused review of previous research, recent revelations, and directions for future research. They present pertinent new data on cultural variability and connections in the Lower Mississippi Valley and interpret the implications for similar cultures and cultural relationships. This volume finally places Plaquemine on the map, incontrovertibly demonstrating the accomplishments and importance of Plaquemine peoples in the long history of native North America
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Rees, Mark A. Plaquemine Archaeology Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press,c2006 9780817315436
Subject Plaquemine culture.;Mounds -- Louisiana.;Mounds -- Mississippi.;Plaquemine pottery -- Louisiana.;Plaquemine pottery -- Mississippi.;Excavations (Archaeology) -- Louisiana.;Excavations (Archaeology) -- Mississippi
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Alt Author Livingood, Patrick C
Brown, Ian W
Jeter, Marvin D
Kidder, Tristram R
Roe, Lori
Shuman, Malcolm K
Weinstein, Richard A
Wells, Douglas C
Williams, Stephen
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