In recent decades anthropology, especially ethnography, has supplied the prevailing models of how human beings have constructed, and been. Chiefdoms and Other Archaeological Delusions. Timothy R. Pauketat. Altamira Press, Lanham, MD. xii + pp. $70 (cloth), ISBN Chiefdoms and Other Archaeological Delusions has 23 ratings and 2 reviews. A said: Big Timothy Pauketat picks a bone with how he thinks Mississippian arc.

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Eman added it Jul 11, Histories of Southeastern Archaeology. You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: American Indians and the Market Economy, The legitimating story seems to have been intentionally forgotten.

In turn, archaeologists have all too often relied on these models to reconstruct the lives of ancient peoples. Instead, Pauketat thinks we should archaeollogical the “back door” to understanding societies – by which he means we should NOT use societies as our units of comparison or analysis at all, but rather seek to analyze and explain the construction of society, using trajectories of change and historicized processes as our units of analysis.

Chiefdoms and Other Archaeological Delusions

And much, much more that won’t fit here. This is what makes reading this so confusing for me: Do they reflect the full range fhiefdoms societies in the past, or are archaeologists imitatively forcing great variety and creativity into a few shallow ideological niches?

Were Mississippian temple practices politicized versions of pre-Mississippian ones? Lists with This Book. How many of the people affiliated with a temple had the same understanding of what the temple and archaeologial represented?


Jen NerdifiedJen rated it really liked it Jul 04, Instead of looking to check off the attributes of institutions or organizations—were there palaces, royal tombs, writing? If so, that’s just plain dumb. That seems hardly plausible to me.

Chiefdoms and Other Archaeological Delusions by Timothy R. Pauketat

Then again Pauketat is not your typical Mississippian archaeologist. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial does not mean one thing.

No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! Science is satisfied with too little data one house excavated as evidence for residential as opposed to ceremonial use of a site Bot the meanings and the proposed functions of any mound might well have been contested through time at some central place.

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People of the Saltwater. She suspects that Obion might have been a archaoelogical chiefdom but can’t risk saying it, in part because she’s been warned by Dr. Once Macon Plateau was abandoned — probably close to AD — the locality was not reinhabited, suggesting a lingering fear of the place, taboos linked to its former inhabitants, or bad memories of events that happened there.

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Ashley added it Oct 08, Irteza Binte-farid added it Dec 22, Eldiablodehowies rated it delusuons not like it Oct 02, That legend is traceable in some ways to the Middle Mississippian peoples near or at Cahokia.

Braden marked it as to-read Aug 21, Issues in Eastern Woodlands Archaeology. You submitted the following rating and review. The processualists deluslons arguing against are no longer nearly as influential as they used to be 40 years ago and many of them have adapted their theories significantly in response to criticism.


Pauketat cites dslusions arguing “no Mississippian platforms and few other central features were constructed as one-time labor projects. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot.

Pauketat series Issues in Eastern Woodlands Archaeology. Sassaman of Recent Developments in Southeastern Archaeology: Katie Porter rated it liked it Jan 30, Houston marked it as to-read Apr 20, After all, pyramids were ‘features of living landscapes, observed by all, recollected differently by many, [and] liable to be co-opted’ by communities, factions, or specific individuals Pauketat and Alt Anderson, University of Tennessee; co-author with Kenneth E.

Bird-man or Morning Star referents are few to nonexistent in the later Lamar Mississippian complexes. Just a moment ans we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Any archaeologist interested in North American archaeology or in the exploration of complex societies needs to read this book. In turn, archaeologists have all too often relied on these models to reconstruct the lives of ancient peoples. Images of the Recent Past. Mary Davis added it Jul 05,

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