Monumental Public Architecture (Other Keyword)

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Recognizing Ritual in the Elaboration of Earthwork Construction at Jaketown (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kelly Ervin.

Elaborately constructed earthworks indicate monumental behavior requiring unique social processes to produce. This paper presents new subsurface data on the Late Archaic Poverty Point earthworks at the Jaketown site in the Mississippi Yazoo Basin. Unit excavations and soil coring demonstrate detailed and complicated internal architecture standing in contrast to earlier mounded landscapes in the eastern United States. Challenging traditional agrocentric models for socially complex societies, this...