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Title:The Settlement Patterns and Social Power of Cahokia's Hinterland Households
Author(s):Mehrer, Mark William
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Lewis, R. Barry
Department / Program:Anthropology
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Anthropology, Archaeology
Abstract:Recent archaeological fieldwork in the American Bottom has yielded a large amount of new data on the prehistoric farmsteads that surrounded the mound centers there. These data are synthesized here in a settlement study of building, household, and village organization. During late prehistory (A.D. 950-1400) trends of change at small-scale settlements paralleled regional developments as rural households played new roles in the increasingly complex regional systems. The chronological patterns of settlement system development discovered here have implications for the ways that social power is shared in an evolving settlement hierarchy. These implications are incorporated in a new regional settlement model of rural household organization and dispersal in the American Bottom.
Issue Date:1988
Description:201 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1988.
Other Identifier(s):(UMI)AAI8908776
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-12-16
Date Deposited:1988

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