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New Methods and Theories for Analyzing Mississippian Imagery

Bretton T. Giles and Shawn P. Lambert


In this book, various scholars explore how stylistic and iconographic analyses of Mississippian imagery provide new perspectives on the beliefs, narratives, public ceremonies, ritual regimes, and expression of power in Mississippian communities. Their work advances through well-contextualized case studies that build on Vernon James Knight’s Iconographic Method in New World Prehistory. It is organized into three sections:(1) the use of style in Mississippian iconographic studies, (2) interpreting Mississippian imagery, and (3) situating and historicizing Mississippian symbols. Semon addresses r ... More

Keywords: iconographic analysis, Mississippian, archaeology, symbols, imagery

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781683402121
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.5744/florida/9781683402121.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bretton T. Giles, editor
Kansas State University

Shawn P. Lambert, editor
Kansas State University

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