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Hopewell Community Dynamics: Evidence From the Fort Ancient Site

Lazazzera, Adrienne Joy
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Thesis/Dissertation; Online
Author
Lazazzera, Adrienne Joy
Advisor
Plog, Steven
Hantman, Jeffrey
Wattenmaker, Patricia
Smith, Bruce
McKinnon, Susan
Abstract
The major topic of this dissertation is the political organization of so- called "Hopewell” peoples associated with some of the largest and most elaborate burial mounds and earthworks in eastern North America. Archaeologists have long argued about the political organization of moundbuilders in the Midwest. Evidence for large scale and cooperative moundbuilding and long distance exchange has led some to consider them to have been an "advanced” society with political hierarchy and control over sites shows little cooperation or integration above the individual household level. The ambiguous evidence for inequality has led to conflicting interpretations of the social organization of some of the earliest mound builders and of the function of the mound sites themselves.
Language
English
Published
University of Virginia, Department of Anthropology, PHD, 2009
Published Date
2009-08-01
Degree
PHD
Collection
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