Authority, Autonomy, and the Archaeology of a Mississippian Community

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  • Author(s): Nelson, Erin S.
  • Series:
    Florida Museum of Natural History: Ripley P. Bullen Series
  • Publication Information:
    Gainesville : University of Florida Press. 2020
  • Additional Information
    • Publication Type:
      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      This book is the first detailed investigation of the important archaeological site of Parchman Place in the Yazoo Basin, a defining area for understanding the Mississippian culture that spanned much of what is now the United States Southeast and Midwest before the mid-sixteenth century. Refining the widely accepted theory that this society was strongly hierarchical, Erin Nelson provides data that suggest communities navigated tensions between authority and autonomy in their placemaking and in their daily lives. Drawing on archaeological evidence from foodways, monumental and domestic architecture, and the organization of communal space at the site, Nelson argues that Mississippian people negotiated contradictory ideas about what it meant to belong to a community. For example, although they clearly had powerful leaders, communities built mounds and other structures in ways that re-created their views of the cosmos, expressing values of wholeness and balance. Nelson's findings shed light on the inner workings of Mississippian communities and other hierarchical societies of the period. A volume in the Florida Museum of Natural History: Ripley P. Bullen Series
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    • Related ISBNs:
      9781683401124. 9781683401230.
    • Accession Number:
      1098217552
    • Accession Number:
      2143778
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    • ABNT:
      NELSON, E. S. Authority, Autonomy, and the Archaeology of a Mississippian Community. Gainesville: University of Florida Press, 2020. ISBN 9781683401124. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=2143778. Acesso em: 9 dez. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Nelson ES. Authority, Autonomy, and the Archaeology of a Mississippian Community. Gainesville: University of Florida Press; 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=2143778. Accessed December 9, 2019.
    • APA:
      Nelson, E. S. (2020). Authority, Autonomy, and the Archaeology of a Mississippian Community. Gainesville: University of Florida Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=2143778
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Nelson, Erin S. 2020. Authority, Autonomy, and the Archaeology of a Mississippian Community. Florida Museum of Natural History: Ripley P. Bullen Series. Gainesville: University of Florida Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=2143778.
    • Harvard:
      Nelson, E. S. (2020) Authority, Autonomy, and the Archaeology of a Mississippian Community. Gainesville: University of Florida Press (Florida Museum of Natural History: Ripley P. Bullen Series). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=2143778 (Accessed: 9 December 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Nelson, ES 2020, Authority, Autonomy, and the Archaeology of a Mississippian Community, Florida Museum of Natural History: Ripley P. Bullen Series, University of Florida Press, Gainesville, viewed 9 December 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Nelson, Erin S. Authority, Autonomy, and the Archaeology of a Mississippian Community. University of Florida Press, 2020. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=2143778.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Nelson, Erin S. Authority, Autonomy, and the Archaeology of a Mississippian Community. Florida Museum of Natural History: Ripley P. Bullen Series. Gainesville: University of Florida Press, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=2143778.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Nelson ES. Authority, Autonomy, and the Archaeology of a Mississippian Community [Internet]. Gainesville: University of Florida Press; 2020 [cited 2019 Dec 9]. (Florida Museum of Natural History: Ripley P. Bullen Series). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=2143778