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The Historical Turn in Southeastern Archaeology$
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Robbie Ethridge and Eric E. Bowne

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781683401629

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9781683401629.001.0001

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Becoming and Descending

Becoming and Descending

Examining the Historical-Processual Continuum in American Archaeology along a Mississippian Periphery

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(p.82) 4 Becoming and Descending
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The Historical Turn in Southeastern Archaeology
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Robert A. Cook

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9781683401629.003.0005

Over the course of the discipline, archaeological investigations have toggled between history and process, with the current emphasis being increasingly placed on historical aspects. Rather than seeing this as a choice to make, Cook agrees with those that see both as being necessary to understand the full dimensions of the human problems we investigate. Cook presents a Fort Ancient/Mississippian culture case study that explores various dimensions of this research philosophy. This is followed by a discussion that explores the theoretical toggling that seems to occur more so as studies that emphasize one extreme end of the historical-processual continuum seem to be exhausted.

Keywords:   historical-processual continuum, Fort Ancient, Mississippian culture

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