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Lamar Archaeology: Mississippian Chiefdoms in the Deep South
edited by Mark Williams and Gary Shapiro
contributions by James B. Langford, Roger C. Nance, John F. Scarry, Marvin T. Smith, David G. Anderson, Daniel T. Elliott, Frankie Snow, Charles Hudson, Richard Polhemus and Chad O. Braley
University of Alabama Press, 1990
eISBN: 978-0-8173-8385-5 | Paper: 978-0-8173-0466-9
Library of Congress Classification E99.L25L36 1990
Dewey Decimal Classification 976.01

A Dan Josselyn Memorial Publication

Lamar Archaeology provides a comprehensive and detailed review of our knowledge of the late prehistoric Indian societies in the Southern Appalachian area and its peripheries. These Lamar societies were chiefdom-level groups who built most of the mounds in this large region and were ancestors of later tribes, including the Creeks and Cherokees. This book begins with a history of the last 50 years of archaeological and historical research and brings together for the first time all the available data on this early culture. It also provides an invaluable model for books about Southeastern Indian societies by combining purely descriptive information with innovative analyses, advancing our knowledge of the past while remaining firmly grounded in the archaeological evidence as fact.

Contributors include:

Frankie Snow, Chad O. Braley, James B. Langford Jr., Marvin T. Smith, Daniel T. Elliott, Richard R. Polhemus, C. Roger Nance, Gary Shapiro, Mark Williams, John F. Scarry, David G. Anderson, andCharles M. Hudson

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