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The Making of Mississippian Tradition$
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Christina M. Friberg

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781683401612

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9781683401612.001.0001

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Architecture and Community Organization

Architecture and Community Organization

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(p.57) 4 Architecture and Community Organization
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The Making of Mississippian Tradition
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Christina M. Friberg

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9781683401612.003.0004

This chapter addresses questions related to the impacts of Mississippianization on community organization at the Audrey site. It begins with a detailed architectural analysis, and a functional and spatial analysis of pit features from recent excavations. A comparative analysis of patterns from Audrey, Greater Cahokia, and northern hinterland sites is presented to assess whether Audrey villagers maintained a communally oriented, Woodland-era social organization or subscribed to a more hierarchically organized, Cahokian way of life. The Audrey site was a large nucleated Mississippian village with multiple types of structures including elite and special purpose buildings, reflecting a Cahokian architecture of power. Audrey inhabitants also continued to practice lifeways influenced by local Woodland traditions, including hybrid architectural techniques and communal domestic activities.

Keywords:   community organization, architectural analysis, spatial analysis, social organization, architecture of power, domestic activities, Cahokia, Audrey

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