The Southeastern Ceremonial Complex: Artifacts and Analysis: The Cottonlandia Conference

The Southeastern Ceremonial Complex: Artifacts and Analysis: The Cottonlandia Conference

The Southeastern Ceremonial Complex: Artifacts and Analysis: The Cottonlandia Conference

The Southeastern Ceremonial Complex: Artifacts and Analysis: The Cottonlandia Conference

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The Southeastern Ceremonial Complex has been severely challenged in recent years by scholars armed with newly discovered evidence and recently developed theories. Suggested in the 1930s by Antonio Waring and Preston Holder, this interpretive concept served for many years as a neat and orderly explanation of an art form and the culture that produced it. By the 1980s, however, scholars have modified it so radically that many now argue it should be abandoned. The 1984 Cottonlandia Conference brought together a number of distinguished students of pre-contact Southeastern Native America to consider just what could be done with the Southeastern Ceremonial Complex model.

What appears here, under the able editorial guidance of Patricia Galloway, are the papers of the Cottonlandia Conference. In their efforts to define, describe, and interpret the evidence, nineteen scholars show how this “notion that will not go away” can still yield valuable fruit. Together they present us with the most current thinking on one of the central questions of Southeastern archaeology. We are pleased to offer Southeastern Ceremonial Complex: Artifacts and Analysis as part of the Indians of the Southeast Series.

Theda Perdue Michael D. Green . . .

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