Spirits of Earth: The Effigy Mound Landscape of Madison and the Four Lakes
Schermer, Shirley J., Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology, MCJA
Spirits of Earth: The Effigy Mound Landscape of Madison and the Four Lakes Robert A. Birmingham. 274 pages, 126 figures, 2 tables, 1 appendix, notes, bibliography, index. Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press, 2010. $24.95, paper. ISBN 978-0-299-23264-1.
The ideas of cultural and sacred landscapes are not new. As a follow-up to Indian Mounds of Wisconsin (co-authored with Leslie Eisenberg), Robert Birmingham uses a holistic framework to examine the cultural and sacred meaning of effigy mound landscapes. Earthen mounds in the shape of animal effigies built by Late Woodland peoples occurred from A.D. 700- 1100 in a relatively restricted area of the Upper Mississippi region of …
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Publication information: Article title: Spirits of Earth: The Effigy Mound Landscape of Madison and the Four Lakes. Contributors: Schermer, Shirley J. - Author. Journal title: Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology, MCJA. Volume: 37. Issue: 1 Publication date: Spring 2012. Page number: 141+. © Office of the State Archaeologist Fall 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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