Changing Perspectives on the Archaeology of the Central Mississippi River Valley


The Mississippi Valley region has long played a critical role in the development of American archaeology and continues to be widely known for the major research of the early 1950s. To bring the archaeological record up to date, fourteen Central Valley experts address diverse topics including the distribution of artifacts across the landscape, internal configurations of large fortified settlements, human-bone chemistry, and ceramic technology.

The authors demonstrate that much is to be learned from the rich and varied archaeological record of the region and that the methods and techniques used to study the record have changed dramatically over the past half century. Operating at the cutting edge of current research strategies, these archaeologists provide a fresh look at old problems in central Mississippi Valley research.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Robert C. Dunnell
  • Gregory L. Fox
  • Paul R. Kreisa
  • David H. Dye
  • Robert C. Mainfort Jr.
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Tuscaloosa, AL
Publication year:
  • 1998