THE LOUISIANA AND ARKANSAS EXPEDITIONS OF CLARENCE BLOOMFIELD MOORE CLASSICS SOUTHEAST ARCHAEOLOGY

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The Northwest Florida Expeditions Of Clarence Bloomfield Moore

Author : Clarence Bloomfield Moore
ISBN : 9780817309923
Genre : History
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This comprehensive compilation of Moore's archaeological reports on northwest Florida and southern Alabama and Georgia presents the earliest documented investigations of this region.
Category: History

Plaquemine Archaeology

Author : Mark A. Rees
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123279825
Genre : Social Science
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First major work to deal solely with the Plaquemine societies. Plaquemine, Louisiana, about 10 miles south of Baton Rouge on the banks of the Mississippi River, seems an unassuming southern community for which to designate an entire culture. Archaeological research conducted in the region between 1938 and 1941, however, revealed distinctive cultural materials that provided the basis for distinguishing a unique cultural manifestation in the Lower Mississippi Valley. Plaquemine was first cited in the archaeological literature by James Ford and Gordon Willey in their 1941 synthesis of eastern U.S. prehistory. Lower Valley researchers have subsequently grappled with where to place this culture in the local chronology based on its ceramics, earthen mounds, and habitations. Plaquemine cultural materials share some characteristics with other local cultures but differ significantly from Coles Creek and Mississippian cultures of the Southeast. Plaquemine has consequently received the dubious distinction of being defined by the characteristics it lacks, rather than by those it possesses. The current volume brings together eleven leading scholars devoted to shedding new light on Plaquemine and providing a clearer understanding of its relationship to other Native American cultures. The authors provide a thorough yet focused review of previous research, recent revelations, and directions for future research. They present pertinent new data on cultural variability and connections in the Lower Mississippi Valley and interpret the implications for similar cultures and cultural relationships. This volume finally places Plaquemine on the map, incontrovertibly demonstrating the accomplishments and importance of Plaquemine peoples in the long history of native North America.
Category: Social Science

America History And Life

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105131533668
Genre : Canada
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Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.
Category: Canada

Measuring The Flow Of Time

Author : James A. Ford
ISBN : 9780817309916
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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This collection of Ford's works focuses on the development of ceramic chronology—a key tool in Americanist archaeology.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Forthcoming Books

Author : Rose Arny
ISBN : UOM:39015054030385
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

Darkroom

Author : Lila Quintero Weaver
ISBN : 9780817357146
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Darkroom: A Memoir in Black and White is an arresting and moving personal story about childhood, race, and identity in the American South, rendered in stunning illustrations by the author, Lila Quintero Weaver. In 1961, when Lila was five, she and her family emigrated from Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Marion, Alabama, in the heart of Alabama’s Black Belt. As educated, middle-class Latino immigrants in a region that was defined by segregation, the Quinteros occupied a privileged vantage from which to view the racially charged culture they inhabited. Weaver and her family were firsthand witnesses to key moments in the civil rights movement. But Darkroom is her personal story as well: chronicling what it was like being a Latina girl in the Jim Crow South, struggling to understand both a foreign country and the horrors of our nation’s race relations. Weaver, who was neither black nor white, observed very early on the inequalities in the American culture, with its blonde and blue-eyed feminine ideal. Throughout her life, Lila has struggled to find her place in this society and fought against the discrimination around her.
Category: Biography & Autobiography