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Title:Full-time bead crafters at Greater Cahokia
Author(s):Kozuch, Laura; Baires, Sarah
Subject(s):Mississippian
Shell beads
Cahokia
Time estimates
Geographic Coverage:Eastern United States
Abstract:Bead crafting is time consuming and used lightning whelk and other species of shells brought from the eastern Gulf of Mexico to bead workshops at Cahokia. Tens of thousands of shell beads were made and deposited. Using ethnographic analogy from stone age bead crafting societies, along with time estimates of bead crafting, we examine bead crafting at Greater Cahokia as well as other Mississippian sites and conclude that bead crafting was a specialized, subsidized activity.
Issue Date:2016
Citation Info:Kozuch, Laura, and Sarah E. Baires 2016 Full-time Bead Crafters at Greater Cahokia. Paper presented at the 73rd Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Athens, GA.
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/94857
Date Available in IDEALS:2016-12-15


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