Exploring Community Creation at the Mississippian site of Etowah (9Br1)

Author(s): Adam King

Year: 2015


Etowah was the locus of a prehistoric community for 550 years. After it’s founding the site was abandoned and re-occupied twice, meaning Etowah’s communities were created three separate times. Periods of abandonment create points in the life of a community where it is possible to question and modify local tradition. Re-establishment after abandonment can lead to novel ways of casting identity, social relations, and history. Data collected at Etowah and the wider region reveal this process and allow me to explore how the built environment and material culture of Etowah were transformed with the creation of each new community.

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Exploring Community Creation at the Mississippian site of Etowah (9Br1). Adam King. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 395359)


Spatial Coverage

min long: -91.274; min lat: 24.847 ; max long: -72.642; max lat: 36.386 ;