Modified predator-mandible and -maxilla artifacts and predator symbolism in Illinois Hopewell (Book, 2015) [WorldCat.org]
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Modified predator-mandible and -maxilla artifacts and predator symbolism in Illinois Hopewell
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Modified predator-mandible and -maxilla artifacts and predator symbolism in Illinois Hopewell

Author: Kenneth B Farnsworth; Terrance J Martin; Angela R Perri
Publisher: [Champaign, IL] : Illinois State Archaeological Survey, Prairie Research Institute, 2015.
Series: Studies in archaeological material culture, no. 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
Summary:
"Species reidentification and burial-context analysis of 34 artifacts made from the cut-and-drilled mandibles and maxillae of coyotes, wolves, cougars, and bears recovered from Illinois Hopewellian mounds over the past century provide new perspectives on the variety of forms, mortuary associations, species-specific uses, and symbolic significance of these artifacts. Fragments of eight modified canid and felid  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth B Farnsworth; Terrance J Martin; Angela R Perri
ISBN: 9781930487413 193048741X
OCLC Number: 958223847
Description: xv, 61 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm.
Contents: Study focus --
Modified canine-bone artifacts from Illinois Hopewellian mounds --
Canid-mandible and -maxilla artifacts from Middle Woodland habitation sites --
Felid-mandible and -maxilla artifacts from Illinois Hopewellian mortuary sites --
Modified felid-mandible artifacts from Illinois Middle Woodland habitation sites --
Artifact co-occurrence patterns for modified predator mandibles and maxillae in Illinois Hopewellian mounds --
Spirit animals, feline and canine effigy pipes, and evidence for ritualized predator symbolism in Hopewellian Illinois.
Series Title: Studies in archaeological material culture, no. 3.
Responsibility: by Kenneth B. Farnsworth, Terrance J. Martin, Angela R. Perri.

Abstract:

"Species reidentification and burial-context analysis of 34 artifacts made from the cut-and-drilled mandibles and maxillae of coyotes, wolves, cougars, and bears recovered from Illinois Hopewellian mounds over the past century provide new perspectives on the variety of forms, mortuary associations, species-specific uses, and symbolic significance of these artifacts. Fragments of eight modified canid and felid 'predator jaw' artifacts, including those from five canids (three probably coyotes and two wolves), a cougar, and a bobcat, are also documented from four west-central Illinois Middle Woodland habitation sites. Correcting the distressingly common species misidentifications of these artifacts in the archaeological literature has also led to new interpretations of the modification and use of 14 black bear-maxillae artifacts, many of which are identified here for the first time, found in Illinois Hopewellian mortuary contexts"--

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