Gauging Style: A Stylistic Analysis of Arkansas and Red River Valley Earspools
Author(s): Reneé Erickson
Archaeologists have theorized that earspools functioned as symbolic adornments of high social status. However, earspools may also indicate the localized cultural practices of smaller communities within a larger region and highlight the role of specific individuals. By focusing on the sizes, material types, and decorative elements, I discuss the stylistic variations found within the temporal and spatial distribution of earspools in the Arkansas and Red River Valleys. These variations may indicate differences in social, ritual, or political practices within a broader cultural area.
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Gauging Style: A Stylistic Analysis of Arkansas and Red River Valley Earspools. Reneé Erickson. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 429921)
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