David G., 1949-
The Savannah River chiefdoms: political change in
the late prehistoric Southeast
Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1994.
xvii, 459 p.: ill., maps
By line: David G. Anderson
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
HRAF, 2000. Computer File
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);
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).
Document ID: np60-001
Originally presented as
author's dissertation (doctoral--University of Michigan, 1990).
John Beierle ;
1100 BP-500 BP (900
chiefdoms, southeastern United