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The bioarchaeology of Virginia burial mounds

Author: Debra L Gold
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A long-ignored prehistoric moundbuilding people. By the 14th century more than a dozen accretional burial mounds-reaching heights of 12 to 15 feet-marked the floodplains of interior Virginia. Today, none of these mounds built by the nearly forgotten Monacan Indians remain on the landscape, having been removed over the centuries by a variety of natural and cultural causes. This study uses what remains of the  Read more...
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Gold, Debra L. (Debra Lynn), 1967-
Bioarchaeology of Virginia burial mounds.
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2004
(DLC) 2004010595
(OCoLC)55131361
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Debra L Gold
ISBN: 9780817384067 0817384065 0817314385 9780817314385
OCLC Number: 772459204
Notes: Based on the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Michigan.
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 160 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: From Jefferson to Jamestown : Monacan history through English eyes --
Virginia burial mounds --
The bioarchaeology of middle range societies --
Bioarchaeological analysis : skeletal inventory, subsistence and health patterns, and mortuary activity --
From measurements to meaning : Monacan history through Monacan bones.
Responsibility: Debra L. Gold.
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By the 14th century more than a dozen accretional burial mounds - reaching heights of 12 to 15 feet - marked the floodplains of interior Virginia. This study uses what remains of the mounds -  Read more...

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