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100 1  Blitz, John H 
245 14 The Chattahoochee Chiefdoms 
264  1 Tuscaloosa :|bUniversity of Alabama Press,|c2006 
264  4 |c©2006 
300    1 online resource (305 pages) 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
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505 0  Intro -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- 1. Political and 
       Social Integration in Rank Societies: A Mississippian Case
       Study -- 2. Mississippian Political and Social Integration
       -- 3. Archaeology of the Mound Centers -- 4. The Cultural 
       Chronology: A.D. 1100-1650 -- 5. Archaeological Measures 
       of Political Integration -- 6. Archaeological Measures of 
       Social Integration -- 7. The Rise and Decline of the 
       Chattahoochee Chiefdoms -- 8. Research Synopsis and Theory
       Synthesis -- Appendix A. The Multiple-Mound-Center 
       Excavations -- Appendix B. The Single-Mound-Center 
       Excavations -- Appendix C. Pottery Classification -- 
       Appendix D. Seriation Methods -- References Cited -- Index
520    An overview and model of complex society in the 
       prehistoric Southeast.   Along the banks of the lower 
       Chattahoochee River, the remains of ancient settlements 
       are abundant, including archaeological sites produced by 
       Native Americans between 900 and 350 years ago, and marked
       by the presence of large earthen mounds. Like similar 
       monuments elsewhere in the Southeastern United States, the
       lower Chatta-hoochee River mounds have long attracted the 
       attention of travelers, antiquarians, and archaeologists. 
       As objects from the mounds were unearthed, occasionally 
       illustrated and discussed in print, attention became 
       focused on the aesthetic qualities of the artifacts, the 
       origins of the remains, and the possible relationship to 
       the Creek Indians. Beginning in the 20th century, new 
       concerns emerged as the developing science of archaeology 
       was introduced to the region. As many of the sites became 
       threatened or destroyed by reservoir construction, trained
       archaeologists initiated extensive excavations of the 
       mounds.  Although classification of artifacts and sites 
       into a chronological progression of cultures was the main 
       objective of this effort, a second concern, sometimes more
       latent than manifest, was the reconstruction of a past way
       of life. Archaeologists hoped to achieve a better 
       understanding of the sociopolitical organization of the 
       peoples who built the mounds and of how those 
       organizations changed through time.  Contemporary 
       archaeologists, while in agreement on many aspects of the 
       ancient cultures, debate the causes, forms, and degrees of
       sociopolitical complexity in the ancient Southeast. Do the
       mounds mark the capitals of political territories? If so, 
       what was the scale and scope of these ancient "provinces"?
       What manner of society constructed the mound settlements? 
       What was the sociopolitical organization of these long-
       dead populations? How can 
520 8  archaeologists answer such queries with the mute and 
       sometimes ordinary materials with which they work: pottery,
       stone tools, organic residues, and the strata of remnant 
       settlements, buildings, and mounds? 
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650  0 Mississippian culture -- Chattahoochee River 
       Valley.;Indians of North America -- Chattahoochee River 
       Valley -- Kings and rulers.;Indians of North America -- 
       Chattahoochee River Valley -- Politics and 
       government.;Chiefdoms -- Chattahoochee River 
       Valley.;Excavations (Archaeology) -- Chattahoochee River 
       Valley.;Chattahoochee River Valley -- Antiquities 
655  4 Electronic books 
700 1  Lorenz, Karl G 
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