Space and Place in Mississippian Societies; Lynne Goldstein’s Impact on the Study of Aztalan and Cahokia Landscapes
Author(s): John Kelly
Lynne Goldstein’s contribution to our understanding of Mississippian societies in the Midwest is still an ongoing endeavor. Her research with its roots in the greater Cahokia area and within a few years at Aztalan has an important impact on my own efforts. Her dissertation research into the Mississippian cemeteries, Schild and Moss, was methodologically rigorous and provided insights into the manner in which non-elite cemeteries some 100 km north of Cahokia were spatially and socially configured. While at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Lynne began a systematic study of Aztalan and the broader landscape of the Crawfish river, one of the first efforts employing GIS in the Midwest. Her work within Aztalan examined numerous aspects relating to the site’s spatial organization especially the details of a unique landscape configuration known as sculpturery. This presentation focuses not only on the context of these contributions but also the impact of her scholarship on my understanding of Cahokia’s broader landscape.
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Space and Place in Mississippian Societies; Lynne Goldstein’s Impact on the Study of Aztalan and Cahokia Landscapes. John Kelly. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 444621)
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