Signs of Power

Signs of Power

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By focusing on the first instances of mound building, pottery making, fancy polished stone and bone, as well as specialized chipped stone, artifacts, and their widespread exchange, this book explores the sources of power and organization among Archaic societies.Kenneth E. Sassaman and Michael J. Heckenberger With the discovery of earthen mounds dating to the sixth millennium ... northeast Louisiana once garnered its share of attention as regards emergent complexity (Ford and Webb 1956; Gibson 1974), ... development attending mound construction and longdistance exchange (e.g., Gibson 1996c, 2000; Jackson 1991). This change in perspective is owed, in part, to the empirical results of modern research: Poverty Point simply has notanbsp;...

Title:Signs of Power
Author:Jon L. Gibson, Philip J. Carr
Publisher:University of Alabama Press - 2004-05-11


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