Cahokia and the Hinterlands: Middle Mississippian Cultures of the Midwest

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Thomas E. Emerson, R. Barry Lewis
University of Illinois Press, Oct 1, 1999 - History - 357 pages
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Covering topics as diverse as economic modeling, craft specialization, settlement patterns, agricultural and subsistence systems, and the development of social ranking, Cahokia and the Hinterlands explores cultural interactions among Cahokians and the inhabitants of other population centers, including Orensdorf and the Dickson Mounds in Illinois and Aztalan in Wisconsin, as well as sites in Minnesota, Iowa, and at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers. Proposing sophisticated and innovative models for the growth, development, and decline of Mississippian culture at Cahokia and elsewhere, this volume also provides insight into the rise of chiefdoms and stratified societies and the development of trade throughout the world.
  

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Contents

Cahokia Identity and Interaction Models of Cahokia Mississippian
3
HumanPlant Interactions and Cultural Change in the American Bottom
35
Upland Mississippian Settlement in the American Bottom Region
46
Cahokia and Its Role as a Gateway Center in Interregional Exchange
61
The Northern Hinterlands
81
Patterns of Late WoodlandMississippian Interaction in the Lower Illinois Valley Drainage A View from Starr Village
83
The Middle Mississippian Cultures of the Central Illinois Valley
119
Comments on Subsistence Seasonality and Site Function at Upland Subsidiaries in the Spoon River Area Mississippianization at Work on the Norther...
157
Some Perspectives on Cahokia and the Northern Mississippian Expansion
221
The Southern Hinterlands
237
Mississippian in the Upper Kaskaskia Valley New Data from Lake Shelbyville and New Interpretations
239
The Emergence of the Vincennes Culture in the Lower Wabash Drainage
257
Kincaid Revisited The Mississippian Sequence in the Lower Ohio Valley
264
The Early Mississippi Period in the Confluence Region and Its Northern Relationships
274
Observations
295
Mississippian Sociocultural Adaptation
297

The Apple River Mississippian Culture of Northwestern Illinois
164
Models of Mississippian Culture History in the Western Prairie Peninsula A Perspective from Iowa
183
Ancient Aztalan The Cultural and Ecological Context of a Late Prehistoric Site in the Midwest
193
The Middle Mississippian Presence in Minnesota
207
References
311
Notes on Contributors
345
Index
347
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