Early Village Societies in the American South and Beyond

Author(s): Thomas Pluckhahn; Victor Thompson

Year: 2015


From his early work on social evolution in Mesoamerica to his more recent macrohistory of coalescent societies, Steve Kowalewski has epitomized the big picture approach to anthropological archaeology. Taking a cue from the latter body of work, as well as the recent overview of the topic by Bandy and Fox, we work toward a macrohistory of early village societies. Building from recent work at the Crystal River site (8CI1) on Florida’s west central Gulf Coast, we look to commonalities in early village societies elsewhere in the American South and more broadly.

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Early Village Societies in the American South and Beyond. Thomas Pluckhahn, Victor Thompson. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 395864)

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