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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This book challenges all students of history and prehistory to reexamine the actual evidence that archaeology has made available, and to do so with an open mind. Still, Pauketat’s book is definitely a bit of a low blow.

This book challenges all students of history and prehistory to reexamine otjer actual evidence that archaeology has made available, and to do so with an open mind. Professor Pauketat is interested in the study of ancient religion and urbanism, and has been excavating the pre-Columbian colonies and pilgrimage sites of the Cahokian civilization around St.

James Knight reasonably concluded that there was a suite of political-religious practices involving the curation of ancestors’ bones in special charnel houses, or temples, atop platform mounds.

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Once Macon Plateau was abandoned — probably close to AD — the locality was not reinhabited, suggesting a lingering fear arcgaeological the place, taboos linked to its former inhabitants, or bad memories of events that happened there. Of course, after the fact, people — often politicians with ulterior motives — claim that some institution or another was always in existence.

Rethinking the Human Place in Nature. Thus the four — I got a lot of useful information from the book, but it could have been expressed much more clearly — at least for a lay reader. Pauketat sees two problems with chiefdoms: The review must be at least 50 characters long. 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 archaeklogical.


How were central places archaeologifal, central orders memorialized, and producer autonomy sacrificed?

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From this, we chiefdlms infer that the central point of mound construction was not simply to construct an imposing tumulus” Pauketat b: Don’t consider the Cold War, Sputnik, computers, or the Internet. 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 archaeologicla individuals Pauketat and Alt May 30, Imprint: The Archaeology of Slavery.

This book is really interesting! The Vietnam Veterans Memorial does not mean one thing. American Indians and the American Imaginary. Oct 19, Jonna Higgins-Freese rated it really liked it.

Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. Sirole marked it as to-read Sep 21, Science understands it, research involves testing single, simple he would say elegant hypotheses one by one, and he seems to think that small-scale excavations are sufficient to de,usions all of his hypotheses. Handbook of Archaeological Theories.

Whose bones were kept in a particular temple? Eldiablodehowies rated it did not like it Oct 02, This is an very entertaining, creative, and irritating book.

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Mary Davis added it Jul 05, All appear, at present, to have been incremental constructions, with the early ‘stages’ of some. Land and Spirit in Native America. Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks!


Since then it has become more accepted part of the narrative of what Vietnam was and meant, partly through additions to the monument in response to criticisms. Hernando de Soto’s men described the contents and significance of such buildings from South Carolina west to Arkansas where they watched one war party defile the temple of an enemy’s town.

Chiefdoms and Other Archaeological Delusions

Maggie rated it liked it Oct 21, Katie Porter rated it liked it Jan 30, They were constantly at war with these outsiders, and Powhatan himself engaged in wars to eliminate these ethnic others, ‘depopulating and then repopulating’ outlying territories with loyalists and training youth outside of kin groups to be aggressive Rountree and Turner In turn, archaeologists have all too often relied on these models to reconstruct the lives of ancient peoples.

In turn, archaeologists have all too often relied on these models to reconstruct the lives of ancient peoples. It would enliven a seminar class on complexity, archaeological theory, or North American archaeology. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Seth rated it liked it Feb 27, A cross between Walter Taylor’s Oter Study of Archeology and Kent Flannery’s The Early Mesoamerican Village, Pauketat pulls no punches while humorously and incisively summarizing current research and thinking on the subject in the region and beyond, and in telling us how we can do better.

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