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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Anderson, David G., 1949-
The Savannah River chiefdoms: political change in the late prehistoric Southeast
Published By: Original publisher
Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press. 1994. xvii, 459 p. ill., maps
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
David G. Anderson
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2000. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Theoretical orientation in research and its results (121);
Historical reconstruction (174);
Ceramic technology (323);
Miscellaneous structures (349);
Visual arts (5311);
Chronologies and culture sequences (911);
Cultural stratigraphy (912);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
The emergence and collapse of complex chiefdoms amid a regional landscape of simple chiefdoms, or what Anderson refers to as 'cycling', is caused by a wide range of factors which are explored in this monograph as they apply to a number of Savannah River chiefdoms of the Mississippian tradition (1100 B.P.-500 B.P. or 900 A.D. -1500 A.D). Emphasis is placed on political changes taking place during this period as environmental, ethnographic, and archaeological contributing factors are examined in detail. Two appendices, provide early historic accounts of Mississippian centers in the Savannah River basin (Appendix A), and Mississippian cultural sequences in the Savannah River valley (Appendix B).
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Originally presented as author's dissertation (doctoral--University of Michigan, 1990) Includes bibliographical references (p. -446) and index
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
John Beierle ; 2005
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
1100 BP-500 BP (900 A.D.-1500 A.D.)
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Savannah River chiefdoms, southeastern United States
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings