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New Methods and Theories for Analyzing Mississippian Imagery$
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Bretton T. Giles and Shawn P. Lambert

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9781683402121

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2022

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9781683402121.001.0001

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Mnemonic Parallelism and the Cosmologies Materialized in Late Mississippian Pecan Point Headpots

Mnemonic Parallelism and the Cosmologies Materialized in Late Mississippian Pecan Point Headpots

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(p.165) 7 Mnemonic Parallelism and the Cosmologies Materialized in Late Mississippian Pecan Point Headpots
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New Methods and Theories for Analyzing Mississippian Imagery
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Bretton T. Giles

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9781683402121.003.0007

Giles considers how pre-Columbian imagery, cosmological schema, and ceremonial practices were intertwined with and structured the collective memory of (at least) certain Late Mississippian communities in the Central Mississippi Valley. Giles focuses on how imagery incised into the visages of several Pecan Point headpots is linked to Mississippian cosmological schema and historic Native American prairie-plains tattooing traditions and ceremonies. In particular, Giles explores how layered models of the cosmos were depicted on the visages of several Pecan Point headpots, as well as the way they typify (mnemonic) parallelism. Additionally, Giles examines how the symbolic associations of Pecan Point headpots, including the way in which they might have exemplified beliefs about tattooing, human bodies, lifecycles, and mortuary practices.

Keywords:   Late Mississippian, headpots, mnemonic, ceremonial practices, cosmological schema, pre-Columbian imagery, tattooing traditions, mortuary practices

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