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Building the Past: Prehistoric Wooden Post Architecture in the Ohio Valley-Great Lakes

Brian G. Redmond and Robert A. Genheimer


The study of ancient architecture and the built environment has much to tell us about the social makeup and culture of the designers, builders, and users of these constructions. This volume presents the most current research on domestic, public, and ritual architecture created over four millennia along the Ohio River, its tributaries, and in the lower Great Lakes. Most of these chapters describe new discoveries and previously unpublished data. This compilation begins with the latest information on some of the most ancient (Late Archaic) dwellings in the region which demonstrate that early cult ... More

Keywords: Ancient architecture, Built environment, Lower Great Lakes, Middle Ohio Valley, Hopewell

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780813060408
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813060408.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brian G. Redmond, editor
Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Robert A. Genheimer, editor
Cincinnati Museum Center

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2 Dwelling on the Past

Matthew P. Purtill

3 For Immediate Occupancy

Christopher J. Ellis, James R. Keron, John Menzies, Stephen G. Monckton, and Andrew Stewart

6 The End

Robert V. Riordan

7 Living Large on the Bottom

Noah Kanter, Paul J. Pacheco, Renato Perucchio, and Jarrod Burks

11 Fort Ancient Public Structures

David Pollack and A. Gwynn Henderson

12 A Framework for Interpreting Structures

William Kennedy and Geoff Carter