In recent decades anthropology, especially ethnography, has supplied the prevailing models of how human beings have constructed, and been. Chiefdoms and Other Archaeological Delusions. Timothy R. Pauketat. Altamira Press, Lanham, MD. xii + pp. $70 (cloth), ISBN Chiefdoms and Other Archaeological Delusions has 23 ratings and 2 reviews. A said: Big Timothy Pauketat picks a bone with how he thinks Mississippian arc.

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Chiefdoms and Other Archaeological Delusions

Return to Book Page. Houston marked it as to-read Apr 20, Did they do it to build an impressive platform for a specific functional reason?

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Want to Read savingā€¦. Cathie rated it vhiefdoms it Oct 03, Forget social movements, rebellions, and revolutions of the past. Pauketat is clearly exercised about something here, but I have to say that for a non-archaeologist, it’s a little unclear what that might be.

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How many of the people affiliated with a temple had the same understanding of what the temple and mound represented? The graduate student Pauketat uses as a persona to lay out his arguments initially proposes a dig premised on “a Mississippian polity that arose along the Obion River in the eleventh century AD to offset the risks associated with corn agriculture. Braden marked it as to-read Aug 21, hciefdoms Whose bones were kept in a particular temple?

It would enliven a seminar class on complexity, archaeological theory, or North American archaeology. The relative dating of domestic features — houses and storage pits — in regard to the mound and palisade wall should allow her to gauge public investment in and protection of the central complex through time, an indirect measure of the ‘strength of the chiefly authority structure.

Yes, local actors and histories matter.

Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Amd. Science understands it, research involves testing single, simple he would say elegant hypotheses one by one, and he seems to think that small-scale excavations are sufficient to test all of his hypotheses. In recent decades anthropology, especially ethnography, has supplied the prevailing models of how human beings have constructed, and been constructed by, their social arrangements. Who arcyaeological on a particular pyramid, when, and why?

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Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. Science is satisfied with too little data one house excavated as evidence for residential as opposed to ceremonial use of a site Any archaeologist interested in North American archaeology or in the exploration of complex societies needs to read this book. Paperbackpages.


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Chiefdoms and Other Archaeological Delusions by Timothy R. Pauketat

Once Macon Plateau was abandoned — probably close to AD — felusions locality was not reinhabited, suggesting a lingering fear of the place, taboos linked to its former inhabitants, or bad memories of events that happened there.

American Indians and the Market Economy, Pauketat’s bold thinking should move Mississippi Valley prehistory out from the shadows and onto archaeology’s center stage, where it belongsā€”alongside the world’s other civilizations, Old and New.

The author or editor of a dozen scholarly books, Tim also writes for nonprofessional audiences, recently including a book entitled Cahokia: