Woodland period (Other Keyword)

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Burial Mound as Palimpsest (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Douglas Charles.

Time perspectivism has been defined as "the belief that differing timescales bring into focus different features of behaviour" or "or different sorts of processes." These different behaviors and processes require different concepts and explanatory principles. Criticism of time perspectivism has ranged from seeing it as advocating environmental determinism to it simply being a version of Annales history. Research under the umbrella of time perspectivism has generally focused on processes...

Ceramic Petrography and Woodland Period Social Interactions in Florida and the Southeastern United States (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Ann Cordell. Neill Wallis. Thomas Pluckhahn.

Swift Creek Complicated Stamped pottery found throughout much of the lower Southeastern U.S. is arguably the premier material for the systematic study of Woodland interactions. The unique impressions of individual carved wooden paddles are often found on pottery at multiple sites, lending an unparalleled level of detail and spatial resolution to social connections. Furthermore, the distribution of vessels potentially reflects a broad range of interactive practices among a large proportion of...

A Chronology of Complicated Stamping in the Lower Savannah River Valley (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Keith Stephenson. Karen Smith.

The presence of Middle Woodland period complicated stamped pottery in the lower Savannah River valley would represent the earliest examples of this type of surface treatment in the South Appalachian region, if the dating were certain. Here, we attempt to construct a chronology of complicated stamping for the lower Savannah River valley by reference to sites and assemblages for which age can be inferred by independent means. We simultaneously attempt an attribute-based analysis of complicated...

Connestee and Pisgah contexts in the Tuckaseegee Valley of Western North Carolina (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jane Eastman.

This paper considers the stratigraphic evidence for Connestee series and Pisgah series components in the Tuckaseegee Valley of Western North Carolina.

Defining the Local Experience: A Distributional Analysis of Late Prehistoric Activities at the Topper Site (38AL23) (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Cayla Colclasure. Martin Walker. David Anderson.

During the summers of 2015 and 2016, University of Tennessee, Knoxville field schools conducted excavations on the hillside at the Topper Site (38AL23), in Allendale, South Carolina. This work represents a shifting focus away from the Paleoindian period toward the dense Mississippian and Woodland assemblages present at the site. Maps constructed utilizing QGIS document the distribution of artifacts and the arrangement of identified features in the two excavation blocks and dispersed 1x1 m...

The Effect of Raw Material on Technological Organization and Recycling Practices in a Late Woodland Rockshelter (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Luke Stroth.

This paper attempts to synthesize the influence of raw material quality and abundance, mobility patterning, and social organization on the lithic assemblage. Each factor has been shown to have significant effects on the chaîne opératoire of lithic technology; acquisition of raw material, discard, and recycling. Following a literature review, distinct archaeological correlates to a wide variety of behaviors are used to analyze the lithic assemblage from Woodpecker Cave, a multi-component...

Households and Hopewellian Interaction in the American Southeast (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Thomas Pluckhahn. Neill Wallis.

The Middle Woodland period in the American Southeast was marked by a fluorescence of interaction, evidenced most prominently by Hopewellian exchange of exotic, symbolically-charged artifacts of stone, bone, shell, and minerals. The focus on exotic artifacts and their mortuary contexts has created a myopia toward exchange among elites, be they conceived as chiefs or religious specialists. However, recent work suggests that the exchange of exotics may have been secondary to more common exchange...

Influences of Gaming on Mi'kmaq Culture During the Late Woodland Period (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kevin Leonard.

About A.D. 1320, the bones of ten people were cremated in an ossuary on Canada's east coast. Grave offerings recovered from the eroding site in 1990-91 included fragments of tiny, calcined bone rods and charred plum pits with smoothed surfaces. They are interpreted as parts of a gaming set that probably included a shallow wooden bowl and a small bag to hold the dice, still used by members of the Mi’kmaq First Nation to play waltes. Although game sets were traditionally a woman’s property, 17th...

Investigating the Impact of Fish Weirs from the Bottom Up: A Perspective from the Southeast (USA) (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Ginessa Mahar.

Archaeological approaches to fish weirs in the southeastern United States have traditionally focused around issues of social complexity and resource intensification in the Mississippian period (post cal A.D. 1000). This pairing has limited our view of the antiquity of fish weirs and their socio-cultural impact beyond economics, subsistence, and politics—the assumption being that weirs were an answer to a problem of economic demand from the top down. However, a recent look into regional...

Like Blood from a Stone: Teasing Out Social Difference from Lithic Debris at Kolomoki. (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Martin Menz.

Early phases of Kolomoki’s occupation have been characterized as relatively egalitarian, with little evidence for status differentiation. However, patterned variability in lithic raw material use and intensity of production in domestic areas suggests heterogeneity in the community at multiple scales. In light of Kolomoki’s emphasis on communal ceremony, internal divisions between groups of households highlight the tension between public and private expressions of status and social solidarity....

Phase II Evaluation of 14 Archeological Sites within the Proposed Villages at Piscataway Development, Prince George's County, Maryland (1998)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Benjamin R. Fischler. Danica L. Ziegler. Genevieve Palmer. Bernard K. Means. Carey O'Reilly. Forrest Crosley. Nancy Anthony. J. R. Long.

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Recent Investigations of Subsistence at the Garden Patch Site (8DI4): A Study of Faunal Remains from a Platform Mound and Adjacent Midden (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Hayley Singleton.

In summer 2013, a platform mound and newly identified midden deposit were tested at the Garden Patch site, a Woodland multimound center located on the northern gulf coast of Florida. The subjects of this research study are the faunal remains from the dense midden of Area X and adjacent Mound II, a platform mound constructed of shell midden. Results indicate a highly marine based diet focused on the nearby marsh and shallow Gulf waters. A series of dates suggest the Area X village midden...

Regional Analysis of the Middle Woodland Deptford Period on the South Atlantic Slope (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Keith Stephenson. Karen Smith.

Middle Woodland sites of the Deptford period on the Atlantic Coastal Plain first received archaeological attention during the Great Depression. Aspects of Deptford settlement organization and its socio-political economies have been debated ever since. Models developed for interior-riverine sites in the Coastal Plain indicate that occupation differed between floodplain sites and those of the upland, inter-fluvial areas. Two extensive blocks with Deptford components were excavated at the Savannah...

Rockshelters and Farming Villages: Complementary seasonal occupations at Woodpecker Cave (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only James Enloe.

The Late Woodland Period in the Midwest of North America shows a marked shift in diet from mixed hunting, gathering and farming a few indigenous crops to a predominance of maize in the diet, indicated by radical changes is stable isotope ratios. The sumptuary displays of elite trade goods of the Adena and Hopewell Interaction Sphere in the Early and Middle Woodland were replaced by more egalitarian burial practices. Farming villages in the major river valleys underwent a major reorganization in...

Stable oxygen isotopic evidence of mobility and site seasonality on the northern Gulf of Mexico, USA (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Carla Hadden. Maran E. Little. C. Frederick T. Andrus. Gregory A. Waselkov.

Stable oxygen isotope analyses are commonly used in archaeology to assess the seasons-of-death of fishes and molluscs, and to make inferences about seasonal aspects of human mobility and resource use. We present stable oxygen isotope sequences from 33 bivalve shells, representing four taxa, and eight fish otoliths, representing two taxa. These were recovered from two sites located on the Gulf Coast of Alabama: Plash Island (AD 325–642) and Bayou St. John (AD 650–1041). Specimens recovered from...

Warm or Cold Season of Capture? Oyster Middens from Block Island, Rhode Island (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only David Leslie. Kevin McBride.

Previous research on Block Island, Rhode Island, indicates that during the Woodland Period, the island was likely occupied year-round and maritime resources accounted for a significant portion of peoples’ diets. Native American sites on the island include semi-permanent villages near the Great Salt Pond and fishing, temporary seasonal, and task specific camps away from villages. Season of occupation for these sites is important to frame our understanding of a developing maritime economy. Several...

Woodland Period Settlement Patterns at Letchworth Mounds (8JE337), Jefferson County, Florida (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Charlie Harper. Daniel M. Seinfeld.

The Letchworth Mounds site (8JE337), located near Tallahassee in Jefferson County, Florida, is a predominately Woodland period site that encompasses the largest earth mound in Florida. In addition to this monumental earthwork, a number of smaller mounds survive and it is thought that as many as 20 mounds may have been lost to modern land use. During the summer of 2014, the Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research and the Florida State University conducted a field school at the Letchworth Mounds...