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Copyright: 2007
Trim: 7 x 10
Pages: 344 pp.
Illustrations: 87 figures, 31 tables

CLOTH
978-0-87480-905-3
$50.00
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Plains Village Archaeology

Bison-Hunting Farmers in the Central and Northern Plains

Edited by Stanley A. Ahler and Marvin Kay

Anthropology / Archaeology

Plains villagers had a well-developed life way of intensive horticulture, bison hunting, and residence in substantial timber houses. This volume documents how Plains village culture emerged as a widespread and cohesive cultural adaptation from its roots in late Plains woodland cultures, as well as how it was repeatedly altered by internal and external forces. It addresses the historical emergence of these peoples, greatly transformed and decimated as the Wichitas, Omaha, Pawnees, Arikaras, Mandans, and Hidatsas.

This volume presents a cross section of current research about the origins and internal developments of prehistoric Plains village people in the Central and Northern Plains.


Stanley A. Ahler is research director of the PaleoCultural Research Group in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Marvin Kay is in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Arkansas.


Contributors:

Stanley A. Ahler; Douglas B. Bamforth; William Billeck; Dale R. Henning; Craig M. Johnson; Marvin Kay; Richard A. Krause; Kenneth L. Kvamme; Roche M. Lindsey; Kerry Lippincott; Mark D. Mitchell; Curtis Nepstad-Thornberry; Robert K. Nickel; Lauren W. Ritterbush; Donna C. Roper; Michael Scullin; Fern A. Swenson; Joseph A. Tiffany; Susan C. Vehik; Robert E. Warren


Table of Contents:

List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface
Introduction

Part 1. Origins
1. Examining the Origins of the Middle Missouri Tradition
2. Origins of the Northern Expression of the Middle Missouri Tradition
3. A Potter's Tale
4. Jones Village: An Initial Middle Missouri Frontier Settlement
5. The Origins and Expansion of the Central Plains Tradition

Part 2. Peripheries
6. Continuity and Change in the Eastern Plains, A.D. 800–1700: An Examination of Exchange Patterns
7. Cambria Focus Subsistence: The View from the Price Site (21BE36)
8. Assessing Plains Village Mobility Patterns on the Central High Plains

Part 3. Heartland Material Strategies
9. Thunderbird Effigies from Plains Village Sites in the Northern Great Plains
10. Cultigens and Cultural Traditions in the Middle Missouri

Part 4. Heartland Cultural Landscapes
11. The Shifting Social Landscape of the Fifteenth-century Middle Missouri Region
12. Conflict and Cooperation in the Northern Middle Missouri, A.D. 1450–1650
13. The Best and the Brightest
14. Oneota Interaction and Impact in the Central Plains
15. To Decorate or Not to Decorate: Ceramics in the Little River Focus of Central Kansas
16. Geophysical Mappings and Findings in Northern Plains Village Sites

Part 5. Historical Studies
17. William Duncan Strong and the Direct Historical Approach in the Plains: The Leavenworth Site Excavations
18. Settlement Plans for Traditional Mandan Villages at Heart River
19. Nightwalker's Buttes: A Study in the Closing of an Archaeological Tradition and an Example of Hidatsa Oral History

References
Contributors
Index


Praise and Reviews:

"Plains Village Archaeology is a seminal volume that in its depth of detail, range of innovative new ideas, and interpretive disagreements will provide the foundation for Plains Village archaeology for the twenty-first century."
—Guy Gibbon, University of Minnesota

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