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Mississippian smoking ritual in the Southern Appalachian Region

Author: Dennis B Blanton
Publisher: Knoxville : The University of Tennessee Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First edition
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Surveys smoking pipes found at archaeological sites throughout southern Appalachia and neighbouring areas to present a holistic picture of Native American smoking rituals in the region. Mississippian  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis B Blanton
ISBN: 9781621901891 1621901890
OCLC Number: 904335169
Description: xii, 274 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Tobacco and historical documentation of its use in the southeast --
Archaeological context of South Appalachian Mississippian smoking ritual --
Theorizing the role of religious ritual --
Temporal and geographical dimensions of smoking pipe styles --
Symbolism embedded in smoking pipe styles --
The evolution of a ritual --
Appendix A. Collections examined --
Appendix B. Referenced archaeological sites --
Appendix C. Descriptions of smoking pipe type categories and variants --
Appendix D. Summary of metric attributes --
Appendix E. Distribution map data.
Responsibility: Dennis B. Blanton.

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