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Changing Perspectives on the Archaeology of the Central Mississippi Valley
edited by Michael J. O'Brien and Robert C. Dunnell
contributions by Timothy K. Perttula, David W. Benn, Patrick T. McCutcheon, Carol A. Morrow, Diana M. Greenlee, Gregory L. Fox, Paul P. Kreisa, David H. Dye, Robert C. Mainfort, Michael C. Moore, Robert H. Lafferty and Patrice A. Teltser
University of Alabama Press, 1998
eISBN: 978-0-8173-8417-3 | Paper: 978-0-8173-0909-1
Library of Congress Classification E99.M6815C53 1998
Dewey Decimal Classification 977.01


Fourteen experts examine the current state of Central Valley prehistoric research and provide an important touchstone for future archaeological study of the region.

The Mississippi Valley region has long played a critical role in the development of American archaeology and continues to be widely known for the major research of the early 1950s. To bring the archaeological record up to date, fourteen Central Valley experts address diverse topics including the distribution of artifacts across the landscape, internal configurations of large fortified settlements, human-bone chemistry, and ceramic technology.

The authors demonstrate that much is to be learned from the rich and varied archaeological record of the region and that the methods and techniques used to study the record have changed dramatically over the past half century. Operating at the cutting edge of current research strategies, these archaeologists provide a fresh look at old problems in central Mississippi Valley research.

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