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Evidence of Heirlooming at Moundville

Author(s): Erin Phillips

Year: 2016

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This paper examines evidence of heirlooming at Moundville, a major Mississippian center located in west central Alabama. This evidence was discovered while analyzing pottery engraved in Moundville's Hemphill style. The Hemphill Style (ca. AD 1325-1450) is Moundville's local representational art style including such motifs as winged serpents, raptors, crested birds, paired tails, hand and eye designs, scalps, skulls, and forearm bones.

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Evidence of Heirlooming at Moundville. Erin Phillips. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 404652)


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

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America