The Development of Terminal Late Woodland Period American Bottom Settlement

A. Martin Byers

in Cahokia

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print August 2006 | ISBN: 9780813029580
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039183 | DOI:
The Development of Terminal Late Woodland Period American Bottom Settlement

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This chapter determines the patterns that require the evaluation of the Terminal Late Woodland settlement data following the Sponemann phase by exploring the Range site. It specifically outlines the current interpretations of that site's community plans, critiques them, and then provides the alternative, thereby establishing the interpretive background framework for addressing the Mississippian period, with special attention on the role of Cahokia within the regional system of the American Bottom. It also offers short descriptions of the community plans along with a critical comparative presentation of the hierarchical and heterarchical interpretive accounts for the later Terminal Late Woodland George Reeves phase and Lindeman phase occupations. It first introduces the peripheral-integrated settlement articulation mode period of the Range site. It turns to summarizing the Dohack phase data, representing the earliest phase of the Terminal Late Woodland period, and Kelly's interpretation of these data. This is followed by a critique and alternative interpretation.

Keywords: Terminal Late Woodland period; American Bottom; Range site; Cahokia; George Reeves phase occupation; Lindeman phase occupation; Dohack phase; settlement

Chapter.  14477 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology

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