Enclosed by Stone

Robert V. Riordan

in Hopewell Settlement Patterns, Subsistence, and Symbolic Landscapes

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9780813034553
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039190 | DOI:
Enclosed by Stone

Show Summary Details


This chapter explores the results of earlier excavations conducted at the Pollock Works and outlines the multistage construction sequence and utilization of the enclosure. The chapter places this hilltop “edifice” in its unique landform space and explores how this enclosure could be linked to the nearby rectangular Bull Works. The chapter utilizes the discoveries made at the Pollock Works to delve into the underlying symbolism encoded in its creation and how this may reflect ritual principles understood by Hopewell populations and represented in other earthworks and their possible pairings. This chapter is a valuable addition to a possible integration of implications derived from the hilltop enclosures found in topographically distinct settings with analyses conducted with the more “prominent” geometric earthworks.

Keywords: Pollock Works; multistage construction; enclosure; hilltop; Bull Works; Hopewell populations

Chapter.  4407 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.