By Thomas J. Pluckhahn
A Dan Josselyn Memorial Publication
The first finished and systematic research of a forest interval ceremonial center.
Kolomoki, some of the most notable archaeological websites within the southeastern usa, comprises at the very least 9 huge earthen mounds within the reduce Chattahoochee River valley of southwest Georgia. the biggest, Mound A, rises nearly 20 meters above the terrace that borders it. From its flat-topped summit, a customer can survey the string of smaller mounds that shape an arc to the south and west.
Archaeological learn had formerly put Kolomoki in the Mississippian interval (ca. A.D. 1000-1500) basically as a result of measurement and type of the mounds. yet this publication offers facts for the most interval of profession and mound building that ascertain an past date, within the wooded area interval (ca. A.D. 350-750). even if the long-standing confusion over Kolomoki’s courting has now been settled, questions stay in regards to the lifeways of its population. Thomas Pluckhahn's learn has recovered proof in regards to the point of website career and the home kinds and day-by-day lives of its dwellers. He offers the following a brand new, revised heritage of Kolomoki from its founding to its eventual abandonment, with specific recognition to the economic climate and rite on the settlement.
This research makes a huge contribution to the knowledge of heart variety societies, quite the way during which rite may perhaps either point and intensify prestige differentiation inside of them. It offers a readable evaluate of 1 of an important yet traditionally least understood prehistoric local American websites within the United States.