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Between two worlds: The Shelbyville locality, A.D. 600-1300

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Title: Between two worlds: The Shelbyville locality, A.D. 600-1300
Author(s): McGowan, Kevin Patrick
Doctoral Committee Chair(s): Riley, Thomas J.
Department / Program: Anthropology
Discipline: Anthropology
Degree Granting Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree: Ph.D.
Genre: Dissertation
Subject(s): Anthropology, Archaeology
Abstract: The archaeological record from the Shelbyville locality, located in east central Illinois, is examined through two alternative explanatory models of culture change. A traditional Migration model is examined to explain culture changes associated with the emergence of Mississippian culture. This model is rejected as inappropriate. The alternative Regional Interaction model is found suitable for explaining the occurrence of Mississippian material culture traits in the Woodfordian Northeast without significant underlying culture change. Three factors are underscored with this model. Change requires access to new information, a feasibility to apply the information and a willingness to use the information. Comparisons are also made between the Shelbyville locality at the sites of Aztalan and Collins.
Issue Date: 1990
Type: Text
Language: English
Rights Information: Copyright 1990 McGowan, Kevin Patrick
Date Available in IDEALS: 2011-05-07
Identifier in Online Catalog: AAI9114343
OCLC Identifier: (UMI)AAI9114343

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