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Hopewell settlement patterns, subsistence, and symbolic landscapes

Author: A Martin Byers; DeeAnne Wymer; Society for American Archaeology. Annual Meeting
Publisher: Gainesville, Fla. : University Press of Florida, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
This collection of essays addresses important questions, like these and others, by examining the cultural and social nature of the well-known Ohio Hopewell monumental earthworks. Scholars discuss the purpose, meaning, and role of earthworks and other artifacts, theorizing on how they may have reflected political, social, and practical ecological organization.

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: A Martin Byers; DeeAnne Wymer; Society for American Archaeology. Annual Meeting
ISBN: 9780813039190 0813039193 9780813045597 0813045592
OCLC Number: 801844979
Notes: Outgrowth of a symposium at the Society for American Archaeology's 2004 annual meeting. Cf. acknowledgments.
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 406 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Introduction / A. Martin Byers and DeeAnne Wymer --
Section 1. Symbolic and practical settlement interaction --
Riverworld : life and meaning in the Illinois Valley / Douglas K. Charles --
Why move? : Ohio Hopewell sedentism revisited / Paul J. Pacheco --
The land between the mounds : the role of "empty" spaces in the Hopewellian built environment / Lauren Sieg and Jarrod Burks --
Section 2. The earthworks and their geospatial relations --
The ceremonial landscape of the Newark earthworks and the Raccoon Creek Valley / Bradley T. Lepper --
Hopewell cosmography at Newark and Chillicothe, Ohio / Ray Hively and Robert Horn --
Strange sightings on the Scioto / Warren DeBoer --
Section 3. The earthworks and their material cultural relations --
Enclosed by stone / Robert V. Riordan --
The Turner-Hopewell axis : exploring interaction through embankment form and mortuary patterning / A. Martin Byers --
Section 4. The hermeneutic and phenomenological perspective --
The earthworks hermeneutically considered / John E. Hancock --
The "heartland" Woodland settlement system : cultural traditions and resolving key puzzles / A. Martin Byers --
Section 5. Critical methodology and epistemology --
Where do (Hopewell) research answers come from? / DeeAnne Wymer --
Section 6. Hopewell settlement patterns and symbolic landscapes --
Coda: still seeking "Hopewell" / N'omi B. Greber.
Responsibility: edited by A. Martin Byers and DeeAnne Wymer.


Were the builders of the famous earthworks and mounds of the Middle Ohio Valley, people we call Ohio Hopewell, residentially mobile or sedentary populations? What role and meaning did Hopewell  Read more...


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