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Hopewell ceremonial landscapes of Ohio : more than mounds and geometric earthworks

Author: Mark J Lynott
Publisher: Oxford ; Havertown, PA : Oxbow Books, 2015. ©2014
Series: American Landscapes (Series), v. 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This first volume in our major new series American Landscapes examines the cultural, economic, constructional and logistical background to the development of the vast and varied ceremonial landscapes  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark J Lynott
ISBN: 9781782977544 1782977546
OCLC Number: 904321591
Description: x, 287 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1. More than mounds and ditches, an introduction to Ohio Hopewell ceremonial landscapes. Ohio and the Beginning of North American archaeology --
Mortuary mounds and artifacts --
Expanding research interests in earthworks and ceremonial centers --
Ohio Hopewell constructed landscapes and the digital revolution --
Ohio Hopewell : an iconic name and iconic sites, but what is it? --
Chapter 2. Current issues in the construction of Ohio Hopewell ceremonial landscapes. Hopewell variation and distribution --
Time and Hopewell archaeology --
Energy analysis : how many people did it take to build Ohio Hopewell ceremonial landscapes --
Sedentary farmers or mobile foragers? --
Mensuration, geometry, and the sky --
Alignments and reading the heavens --
The great Hopewell road --
Were ceremonial landscapes planned designs? : models and hypotheses --
Chapter 3. The Hopeton Earthworks Project. Geophysical survey and trench excavations --
Embankment wall features : geoarchaeology; radiocarbon results --
Non-embankment wall features --
Near the Earthworks : Triangle, Red Wing, Overly, and Cryder sites --
What have we learned about the Hopeton Earthworks? --
Chapter 4. Studies of Ohio Hopewell ceremonial landscapes. South-eastern Ohio : Newark Earthworks; Marietta --
Scioto River valley : Seip; High Bank Earthwork; Anderson Earthwork; Mound City; Hopewell Mound Group; Shriver Circle; Spruce Hill --
South-west Ohio : Brush Creek, the Great Miami and Little Miami River drainages : Fort Hill, Highland County; Fort Ancient; Foster's Crossing; Pollock Works; Miami Fort; Turner Group of Earthworks; Stubbs Earthwork --
Chapter 5. What do we know about Hopewell ceremonial landscapes? Constructed landscapes, site preparation and planning --
Material selection and the placement of material : art or engineering? --
Landscape features : unique and diverse --
Time and landscape construction --
How were ceremonial landscapes used? : Ritual refuse pits at the Riverside site, Hopewell Mound Group; The Moorehead Circle, Fort Ancient; Craft Houses and other wooden structures; A great post-circle and many buildings; Beyond the enclosure at Mound City --
Some additional thoughts --
Chapter 6. Some final thoughts : what we still need to learn. Landscapes and time --
Southern Ohio before monument construction --
The meaning behind landscape forms --
Settlement sites and ceremonial landscapes --
When and why did the Hopewell era end? --
Beyond southern Ohio --
Future studies and final thoughts --
Appendix 1. A model of the construction of Hopeton Earthworks / by Timothy Schilling --
Appendix 2. Ohio Hopewell ceremonial sites open to the public.
Series Title: American Landscapes (Series), v. 1.
Responsibility: by Mark J. Lynott.

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Hopewell Ceremonial Landscapes of Ohi is, in myestimation, the most authoritative, up-to-date, andattractive overview of ancient North America's allimportantHopewellian world (c. 150 b.c.-a.d. Read more...

 
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