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Rethinking Moundville and Its Hinterland$
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Vincas P. Steponaitis and C. Margaret Scarry

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780813061665

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813061665.001.0001

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Was There a Moundville Medicine Society?

Was There a Moundville Medicine Society?

(p.74) 5 Was There a Moundville Medicine Society?
Rethinking Moundville and Its Hinterland

George E. Lankford

University Press of Florida

Although complex hypotheses about the special death-orientation of late Moundville have been put forward, little discussion has occurred about the details of the religious rituals, mythology, and organization that would be required. This chapter attempts to make the strongest possible case for the existence of a medicine lodge (society) at Moundville as an important part of the mortuary complex.

Keywords:   medicine lodge, mortuary complex, religious rituals

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