Southeastern Archaeology

Southeastern Archaeology is a magazine focusing on Social Sciences

Articles from Vol. 33, No. 2, Winter

Chiefdoms, Collapse, and Coalescence in the Early American South
Chiefdoms, Collapse, and Coalescence in the Early American South. ROBIN BECK with foreword by Charles M. Hudson. Cambridge University Press, 2013. xvii, 302 pp., ill., maps. $72.00 (hardback), ISBN: 978-1-107-02213-3; $72.00 (e-book), ISBN: 978-1-10735255-1.Robin...
Foundations of the Cades Pond Culture in North-Central Florida: The River Styx Site (8Al458)
The River Styx site (8AL458) was a Middle Woodland ceremonial center (ca. A.D. 100 to 300) in northcentral Florida that consisted of a low sand burial mound surrounded by a 100-m-long horseshoe-shaped earthen embankment (Bullen and Hemmings 1972; Hemmings...
Insights from the Analysis of Angel Mounds Pottery Trowels
Pottery trowels are mushroom-shaped fired-clay artifacts archaeologists frequently associate with the manufacturing of pottery vessels by various indigenous peoples of the pre-Columbian Southeast and Midwest (Dunn 2011; Kellar 1967; Steponaitis 1983)....
Pinson Mounds: Middle Woodland Ceremonialism in the Midsouth
Pinson Mounds: Middle Woodland Ceremonialism in the Midsouth. ROBERT C. MAINFORT JR. University of Arkansas Press, Fayetteville, 2013. xvi + 270 pp., illus., maps. $59.95 (paper), ISBN: 978-1-55728-639-0.Pinson Mounds is an impressive Middle Woodland...
Shovel Ready: Archaeology and Roosevelt's New Deal for America
Shovel Ready: Archaeology and Roosevelt's New Deal for America. BERNARD K. MEANS (editor). University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa, 2013. 328 pp., 26 ill., 28 tables. $39.95 (paper), ISBN: 978-0-8173-5718-4; $39.95 (e-book), ISBN: 978-0-8173-8625-2.Archaeologists...
Soapstone Vessel Chronology and Function in the Southern Appalachians of Eastern Tennessee: The Apple Barn Site (40Bt90) Assemblage
Soapstone is a soft, talc-rich metamorphic rock located among the eastern Appalachian Mountains and western Piedmont along a beltway extending from eastern Alabama to northern New England (Chidester et al. 1964; Greene 1995). While the mineral form is...
Taking Stock of Social Theory in Southeastern Archaeology
The articles collected here were originally presented as papers in a plenary session on archaeological theory sponsored by the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, offered on November 8, 2012, at the annual meeting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. On two...
The Archaeology of Pineland: A Coastal Southwest Florida Site Complex
The Archaeology of Pineland: A Coastal Southwest Florida Site Complex, A.D. 50-1710. WILLIAM H. MARQUARDT and KAREN J. WALKER (editors). University Press of Florida, 2013. viii, 935 pp., ill., maps, appendices, index. $125.00 (hardcover), ISBN: 978-1-881448-13-6.The...
The Calusa: Linguistic and Cultural Origins and Relationships
The Calusa: Linguistic and Cultural Origins and Relationships. JULIAN GRANBERRY. University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa, 2011. 120 pp., 3 ill., 9 tables, references, and index. $30.00 (paper), ISBN: 9780-8173-1751-5; $30.00 (e-book), ISBN: 978-0-8173-8579-8.Julian...
The Fort Ancient Earthworks: Prehistoric Lifeways of the Hopewell Culture in Southwestern Ohio
The Fort Ancient Earthworks: Prehistoric Lifeways of the Hopewell Culture in Southwestern Ohio. ROBERT P. CONNOLLY and BRADLEY T. LEPPER (editors). Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, 2004. 290 pp., ill., maps. $49.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0877580294.The...
The Swift Creek Gift: Vessel Exchange on the Atlantic Coast
The Swift Creek Gift: Vessel Exchange on the Atlantic Coast. NEILL J. WALLIS. University of Alabama Press, 2011. xiv, 247 pp., ill., tables, references, index. $48.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8173-1717-1; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8173-5629-3; $24.95 (e-book),...
What Does Mortuary Variability in the Ohio Valley Middle Woodland Mean? Agency, Its Projects, and Interpretive Ambiguity
The central Ohio Valley Middle Woodland, which I date between circa 400 B.C. and circa A.D. 3501 (including both Adena and classic Ohio Hopewell as they are traditionally defined), is notable for the seemingly wide variation in treatments given to the...
What I Believe about the Useful Diversity of Theory in Southeastern Archaeology
It is an honor to join this group of scholars commenting upon the current state of archaeological theory in the Southeast, not to mention the greats who are our predecessors (e.g., Watson 1990). Our plenary session organizer, Jim Knight, said that his...
What I Believe about What You Believe: Discussing Social Theory in Southeastern Archaeology
The point of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference's 2012 plenary session on archaeological theory held in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was for each speaker to paint "a coherent portrait of the brand of social theory that informs [his or her] archaeological...
What I Believe: A Memoir of Processualism to Neohistorical Anthropology
Two Vignettes1. At the SEAC meeting in Little Rock back in 2006, I happened to be standing behind Jim Knight in the food line for BBQ at Toltec. We were discussing odds and ends, when he turned to me and said, "One of my grad students at Alabama recently...
What I Believe: Doing Archaeology as a Feminist
My background differs from that of many Southeastern archaeologists. I'm a suburban, Jewish Yankee who first met archaeology in the Egyptian galleries of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. At age 31, when I interviewed for a job in Charlotte, I had been...
What I Believe: Reflections on Historical and Political Ecology as Research Frameworks in Southeastern Archaeology
Research themes centering on human-environment interaction have a long history in the writings of Southeastern archaeologists (e.g., Caldwell 1958). Indeed, it is still a primary concern among many contemporary researchers. However, while our fascination...
What I Believe: Structure and the Problem of Macrosociality
When Jim Knight invited each of us to participate in the SEAC 2012 plenary session "What I Believe," one of his challenges was to offer, in twenty minutes no less, "your best understanding of how human sociality fundamentally works, and how this helps...
What I Believe: Taking Up the Serpents of Social Theory and Southeastern Archaeology
When Jim Knight asked me to participate in a SEAC session in which all the papers were to be titled "What I Believe," I began envisioning a tent revival with testifying, tongues speaking, and prophetic utterances. I was raised in the southeastern Tennessee...
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