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Hopewell Settlement Patterns, Subsistence, and Symbolic Landscapes$
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A. Martin Byers and DeeAnne Wymer

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780813034553

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813034553.001.0001

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Hopewell Settlement Patterns, Subsistence, and Symbolic Landscapes

Robert V. Riordan

University Press of Florida

This chapter explores the results of earlier excavations conducted at the Pollock Works and outlines the multistage construction sequence and utilization of the enclosure. The chapter places this hilltop “edifice” in its unique landform space and explores how this enclosure could be linked to the nearby rectangular Bull Works. The chapter utilizes the discoveries made at the Pollock Works to delve into the underlying symbolism encoded in its creation and how this may reflect ritual principles understood by Hopewell populations and represented in other earthworks and their possible pairings. This chapter is a valuable addition to a possible integration of implications derived from the hilltop enclosures found in topographically distinct settings with analyses conducted with the more “prominent” geometric earthworks.

Keywords:   Pollock Works, multistage construction, enclosure, hilltop, Bull Works, Hopewell populations

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