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Lamar Archaeology, Lamar Archaology, 0817304665, 0-8173-0466-5, 978-0-8173-0466-9, 9780817304669, , , Lamar Archaology, 0817383859, 0-8173-8385-9, 978-0-8173-8385-5, 9780817383855,

Lamar Archaeology
Mississippian Chiefdoms in the Deep South
Edited by Mark Williams and Gary Shapiro

Quality Paper
1990. 272 pp.
Price:  $29.95 s
E Book
1990. 272 pp.
Price:  $29.95 d

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

Mark Williams, senior academic professional in Anthropology at the University
of Georgia, specializes in Georgia archaeology and ethnohistory. He is
coauthor of Lamar Archaeology with Gary Shapiro, and A World Engraved with
Dan Elliott. He is also director of the UGA Laboratory of Archaeology.

"A welcome synthesis of current Mississippi period research from an area outside the traditional Mississippian heartland."
—American Anthropologist

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