Corn Mother (Other Keyword)

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Corn Mother (2010)
IMAGE Timothy Pauketat.

This is a photo of a figurine made at Cahokia and found in Arkansas. Probably dates to AD 1100-1150. Interpreted by F. Kent Reilly to be the Corn Mother, a supposed cognate of the Evening Star goddess.

Cosmic Order and Change in Pre-columbian Eastern North America (2006)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Timothy Pauketat. Christopher Carr. Robert Hall. George Lankford.

The authors attempt to understand pan-continental cultural relationships as well as explain how cosmologies developed through time in the eastern Woodlands and Great Plains of North America. To do this, the authors deal with both the overall traditions of entire populations or time periods and specific, local expressions of these overall traditions.

Cosmology in the New World
PROJECT Santa Fe Institute.

This project consists of articles written by members of Santa Fe Institute’s cosmology research group. Overall, the goal of this group is to understand the larger relationships between cosmology and society through a theoretically open-ended, comparative examination of the ancient American Southwest, Southeast, and Mesoamerica.

Mound 72 beaded burial (2010)
IMAGE Timothy Pauketat.

This is a plan map of the beaded burial and associated sacrificial victims in Mound 72, Cahokia, Illinois. Dates between AD 1050 and 1100. The individual is lying on a falcon cape made out of beads and is interpreted by some as a possible Morning Star impersonator. Others interpret the sacrifices as Corn Mother/Evening Star (Venus). Image from Fowler et al., 1999, The Mound 72 Area: Dedicated and Sacred Space in Early Cahokia, Illinois State Museum, Springfield.