The archaeology of the Caddo / edited by Timothy K. Perttula and Chester P. Walker.

Contributor(s): Perttula, Timothy K | Walker, Chester PMaterial type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooksPublisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2012Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 516 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780803240469; 0803240465Subject(s): Caddo Indians -- History | Caddo Indians -- Antiquities | Caddo Indians -- Social life and customs | Excavations (Archaeology) -- Great PlainsAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Archaeology of the Caddo.DDC classification: 976/.01 LOC classification: E99.C12 | A73 2012Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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This volume's 15 chapters are devoted to specific aspects of Caddo archaeology, including contemporary studies of ceramics, burials, and plant and animal remains. All were written by accomplished scholars. There is no summarizing chapter, but the foreword's goal is to present "new advances" in Native Caddo studies by looking closely at important key sites and employing several new research focuses and themes. Importantly, several use GIS and other geophysical aspects of the landscape to explicate different site types and their locations to the environments and ecological niches in the adjoining regions of Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. The intriguing sixth chapter examines the "viewshed" of mounded sites in Arkansas: what did people see from the mounds, and what was seen looking toward them at different angles and distances? The last chapter deals with the Teran Map, which was created from a 1691-92 exploration of the Nosoni people in Texas. Though often used to explore settlement patterns, this work views the map as a "cosmogram" reflecting beliefs about Nosoni relationships with their spirit world. Summing Up: Recommended. Professional archaeologists; historians who value archaeological data. P. J. O'Brien emerita, Kansas State University

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Timothy K. Perttula is the cultural resources director of Archeological & Environmental Consultants LLC. He is the editor of The Prehistory of Texas and the author of "The Caddo Nation": Archaeological and Ethnohistoric Perspectives . Chester P. Walker is the cultural resources director of Archaeo-Geophysical Associates LLC.

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