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Architectural Variability in the Southeast
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Some of the most visible expressions of human culture are illustrated architecturally. Unfortunately for archaeologists, the architecture being studied is not always visible and must be inferred from soil inconsistencies or charred remains. This study deals with research into roughly a millennium of Native American architecture in the Southeast and includes research on the variation of construction techniques employed both above and below ground. Most of the architecture discussed is that of domestic houses with some emphasis on large public buildings and sweat lodges. The authors use an array of methods and techniques in examining native architecture including experimental archaeology, ethnohistory, ethnography, multi-variant analysis, structural engineering, and wood science technology. A major portion of the work, and probably the most important in terms of overall significance, is that it addresses the debate of early Mississippian houses and what they looked like above ground and the changes that occurred both before and after the arrival of Europeans.
 
Contributors:
Dennis B. Blanton
Tamira K. Brennan
 Ramie A. Gougeon
Tom H. Gresham
Vernon J. Knight Jr.
 Cameron H. Lacquement
 Robert H. Lafferty, III
Mark A. McConaughy
Nelson A. Reed
 Robert J. Scott
Lynne P. Sullivan

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. 1. Introduction to Architectural Variability in the Southeast
  2. pp. 1-11
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  1. 2. Evidence of Curved Roof Construction in Mississippian Structures
  2. pp. 12-31
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  1. 3. An Experimental Perspective on Mississippian Small Pole Structures
  2. pp. 32-48
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  1. 4. Typology, Chronology, and Technological Changes of Mississippian Domestic Architecture in West-Central Alabama
  2. pp. 49-72
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  1. 5. In-Ground Evidence of Above-Ground Architecture at Kincaid Mounds
  2. pp. 73-100
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  1. 6. A Comparison of Burned Mississippian Houses from Illinois
  2. pp. 101-116
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  1. 7. A WPA D
  2. pp. 117-135
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  1. 8. An Architectural Grammar of Late Mississippian Houses in Northwest Georgia
  2. pp. 136-152
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  1. 9. A Mississippian Sweat Lodge
  2. pp. 153-165
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  1. 10. Interpreting Changes in Historic Creek Household Architecture at the Turn of the Nineteenth Century
  2. pp. 166-185
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  1. 11. Conclusions: Taking Architecture Seriously
  2. pp. 186-192
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  1. References Cited
  2. pp. 193-214
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 215-217
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 219-224
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