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Author King, Adam, 1965-

Title Etowah : the political history of a chiefdom capital / Adam King
Published Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, [2003]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 178 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Index; Illustrations; Tables; Acknowledgments; 1. Mississippian Chiefdoms and Political Change; 2. The Etowah River Valley and Its Mississippian Archaeology; 3. A Political History of Etowah; 4. The Rise and Fall of Etowah Valley Chiefdoms; 5. Understanding Etowah Valley Political Change; 6. Summary and Future Directions; Appendix: Radiocarbon Dating the Occupations at Etowah; References Cited
Summary This is a detailed reconstruction of the waxing and waning of political fortunes among the chiefly elites at an important center of the prehistoric world. At the time the first Europeans arrived in the New World, thousands of earthen platform mounds dotted the landscape of eastern North America. Only a few of the mound sites have survived the ravages of time and the devastation of pilferers; one of these valuable monuments is Etowah, located near Cartersville in northern Georgia. Over a period of more than 100 years, excavations of the site's six mounds--and in particular Mound C--has yielded
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-174) and index
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Subject Chiefdoms -- Georgia -- Etowah River Valley.
Mississippian culture -- Georgia -- Etowah River Valley.
Mississippian pottery -- Georgia -- Etowah River Valley.
Social archaeology -- Georgia -- Etowah River Valley.
Etowah Indian Mound State Historic Site (Ga.)
Etowah River Valley (Ga.) -- Antiquities.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0817312234
0817382003 (electronic bk.)
9780817382001 (electronic bk.)