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The Resource The Cahokia chiefdom : the archaeology of a Mississippian society, George R. Milner

The Cahokia chiefdom : the archaeology of a Mississippian society, George R. Milner

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The Cahokia chiefdom : the archaeology of a Mississippian society
Title
The Cahokia chiefdom
Title remainder
the archaeology of a Mississippian society
Statement of responsibility
George R. Milner
Title variation
Archaeology of a Mississippian society
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Encompassing more than 100 earthen mounds that were constructed during the eleventh through fourteenth centuries, Cahokia is the centerpiece of an area east of St. Louis uncommonly rich in archaeological sites. Because the mounds at Cahokia are more numerous than at any other Mississippian period site in North America, scholars have long believed that they were constructed by a populous, politically centralized, economically differentiated society supported by a vast hinterland. Drawing on his own extensive surveys and excavations, and on a wide array of research that has been conducted in the central Mississippi Valley during the past several decades, George R. Milner argues that, while clearly impressive for its time, Cahokia-area society differed little in its basic organization from the smaller, less complex chiefdoms that dotted the southern Eastern Woodlands. He demonstrates that the many mounds, the focus of so much archaeological attention, could have been constructed with the labor of far fewer people than previously supposed. In The Cabokia Chiefdom, Milner provides a comprehensive view of a chiefdom that, despite its impressive architecture, was not nearly as densely settled or complex as conventional wisdom would have us believe
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1953-
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Milner, George R.
Dewey number
977.3/89
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E99.M6815
LC item number
M53 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Smithsonian series in archaeological inquiry
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  • Chiefdoms
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Social archaeology
  • Mississippian culture
  • Cahokia Mounds State Historic Park (Ill.)
  • American Bottom (Ill.)
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The Cahokia chiefdom : the archaeology of a Mississippian society, George R. Milner
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-212) and index
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text
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Contents
A stupendous pile of earth -- A huge silver serpent -- Great quantities of earthen ware & flints -- No land can surpass its vegetable luxuriance -- Simtoms of antient ruins -- Proofs of an immense population? -- Extraordinary monuments of their social state -- Gray chronicler of hoary centuries -- Appendix: Gazetteer of mound sites
Control code
38542737
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xvi, 216 pages
Isbn
9781560988144
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98014333
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
The Cahokia chiefdom : the archaeology of a Mississippian society, George R. Milner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-212) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A stupendous pile of earth -- A huge silver serpent -- Great quantities of earthen ware & flints -- No land can surpass its vegetable luxuriance -- Simtoms of antient ruins -- Proofs of an immense population? -- Extraordinary monuments of their social state -- Gray chronicler of hoary centuries -- Appendix: Gazetteer of mound sites
Control code
38542737
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xvi, 216 pages
Isbn
9781560988144
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98014333
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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