Early and Middle Woodland Landscapes of the Southeast

Edited by Alice P. Wright and Edward R. Henry

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“Provides a broad, multi-scalar view of Adena/Hopewell and human interaction over a variety of landscapes in the Southeast. . . . [A] much-needed new perspective.”—Journal of Anthropological Research  
 
“The articles use both U.S. and British views of landscape: the former focuses on rigorously empirical investigations of human-environment interaction, while the latter asks what are the myriad ways past people shaped, cognized, and dwelled in their worlds. . . . Recommended.”—Choice  
 
“Illustrate[s] how landscape perspectives are leading to new insights into the past lifeways that created newly discovered and several quite well known archaeological sites across the southeastern United States.”—Florida Historical Quarterly
 
"This is the first volume in a decade to address the Woodland period in the Southeast. The research is fresh and reports new information and interpretations gleaned from a variety of sources--new excavations, geophysics, grey literature, older collections--and covers a range of studies from single sites to specific archaeological complexes to interactions among complexes. "—Lynne P. Sullivan, coeditor of Mississippian Mortuary Practices

"This volume fills an important gap in Southeast archaeology, the Early and Middle Woodland periods. It contains the best that the current generation of archaeologists has to offer, set in the context of the broader landscape of regional archaeology."—Dean R. Snow, author of Archaeology of Native North America


The Early and Middle Woodland periods (1000 BCE--500 CE) in North America witnessed remarkable cross-cultural social interactions as well as novel interactions between people and the physical world. Using case studies from Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Mississippi, Kentucky, Alabama, and Tennessee, this volume sheds new light on these dynamic and complex social landscapes.


Fourteen in-depth case studies incorporate empirical data with theoretical concepts such as ritual, aggregation, and place-making, highlighting the variability and common themes in the relationships between people, landscapes, and the built environment that characterize this period of North American native life in the Southeast.

Alice P. Wright is an anthropological archaeologist at the University of Michigan’s Museum of Anthropology. Edward R. Henry is assistant professor of anthropology at Colorado State University.    
 
A volume in the Florida Museum of Natural History: Ripley P. Bullen Series
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Recommended.
--CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries

[A] much-needed new perspective to Adena/Hopewell archaeology.
--Journal of Anthropological Research

Illustrate[s] how landscape perspectives are leading to new insights into the past lifeways that created newly discovered and several quite well known archaeological sites across the southeastern United States.
--Florida Historical Quarterly

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