Collection Description

Tradition Name

Mississippian

Tradition Description

The Mississippian tradition is represented by a group of polities that arose in the southeastern United States (particularly in the central and lower Mississippi Valley) after 700 AD, and extended into the early period of European exploration in the region. These polities were ranked or stratified, sedentary, living in large agricultural communities located in major river valleys. They are particularly noted for their construction of large ceremonial centers containing several rectangular, flat-topped mounds used as bases for temples. Ceramic production is distinct from the earlier Woodland period.

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Region

North America --Eastern Woodlands

Countries

United States

OWC Code

NP60

Number of Documents

46

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Number of Pages

2113

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