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Authority, Autonomy, and the Archaeology of a Mississippian Community

Erin S. Nelson


This book explores Mississippian communities in the 14th–15th century northern Yazoo Basin through an archaeological case study of Parchman Place, located in present day Coahoma County, Mississippi. Drawing on archaeological evidence for foodways, mound building, and the organization of community space, the book takes the position that community-building by Mississippian people was a process of placemaking that involved repeated re-creations of a distinct worldview in a particular place (or places). Much evidence points toward the tendency for Mississippian social relations to be strongly hier ... More

Keywords: Mississippian communities, Parchman Place, Yazoo Basin, Community-building, Placemaking, Mound building, Foodways

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781683401124
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.5744/florida/9781683401124.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Erin S. Nelson, author
University of South Alabama