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  • Cahokiaby Timothy R. Pauketat

    Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    The fascinating story of a lost city and an unprecedented American civilization While Mayan and Aztec civilizations are widely known and documented, relatively few people are familiar with the largest prehistoric Native American city north of Mexico-a site that expert Timothy Pauketat brings vividly to life in this groundbreaking book. Almost... more...

  • Chiefdoms and Other Archaeological Delusionsby Timothy R. Pauketat

    AltaMira Press 2007; US$ 28.99

    In this intriguing study of the prehistory of the eastern U.S. and how it compares to that of the Southwest, Oaxaca, and the Near East, Pauketat eschews the study of institutions and social evolution for the study of people and their interactions: Insteadof looking to check off the attributes of institutions or organizations?were there palaces, royal... more...

  • The Ascent of Chiefsby Timothy R. Pauketat

    University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    This ambitious book provides a theoretical explanation of how prehistoric Cahokia became a stratified society, and ultimately the pinnacle of Native American cultural achievement north of Mexico. Considering Cahokia in terms of class struggle, Pauketat claims that the political consolidation in this region of the Mississippi Valley happened quite... more...

  • An Archaeology of the Cosmosby Timothy R. Pauketat

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95

    An Archaeology of the Cosmos ?seeks answers to two fundamental questions of humanity and human history. The first question concerns that which some use as a defining element of humanity: religious beliefs. Why do so many people believe in supreme beings and holy spirits? The second question concerns changes in those beliefs. What causes beliefs to... more...

  • Cahokia Moundsby Timothy R Pauketat

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 22.99

    Describes what is known of the ancient city of Cahokia, a site in present-day Illinois which was inhabited by Native Americans from about 700 A.D. to 1400 A.D., the Missippippian culture of which it was a part, and the archaeological investigations undertaken there. more...

  • North American Archaeologyby Timothy R. Pauketat; Diana DiPaolo Loren

    Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2005; US$ 129.95

    This volume offers a rich and informative introduction to North American archaeology for all those interested in the history and culture of North American natives. Organized around central topics and debates within the discipline. Illustrated with case studies based on the lives of real people, to emphasize human agency, cultural practice, the... more...

  • Southeastern Ceremonial Complexby Adam King; David H. Dye; Jon Muller; John F. Scarry; Lynne P. Sullivan; Timothy R. Pauketat; Paul Shawn Marceaux; Julieann Van Nest; Susan Alt; Kathryn E. Parker; Jenna M. Hamlin; Laura Kozuch; Lucretia Starr Schryver Kelly

    University of Alabama Press 2008; US$ 39.95

    A timely, comprehensive reevaluation of the Southeastern Ceremonial Complex. One of the most venerable concepts in Southeastern archaeology is that of the Southern Cult. The idea has its roots in the intensely productive decade (archaeologically) of the 1930s and is fundamentally tied to yet another venerable concept?Mississippian culture.... more...

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