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Archaeology of the Lower Ohio River Valley.

By: Muller, Jon.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Walnut Creek : Taylor and Francis, 2016Description: 1 online resource (320 p.).ISBN: 9781598747669.Subject(s): Electronic books. -- local | Indians of North America -- Ohio River Valley -- Antiquities | Ohio River Valley -- AntiquitiesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Archaeology of the Lower Ohio River ValleyDDC classification: 976.9/01 | 976.901 LOC classification: E78.O4 -- M85 2009Online resources:
Contents:
Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- 1. Background to the Archaeology of the Lower Ohio Valley -- Early Ohio Valley Archaeology -- Modern Ohio Valley Archaeology -- Terminology -- 2. Environments of the Lower Ohio Valley -- Localities -- Climate, Vegetation, and Landforms -- Ecology and Economy -- Economics and Politics -- 3. The First Settlers -- Introduction -- Early Climate and Environment -- Early Paleoindian -- Late Paleoindian -- Early Archaic (Post-Dalton) -- Middle Archaic -- Late Archaic -- The First 9000 Years
4. Early and Middle Woodland -- Introduction -- Early Woodland -- Middle Woodland -- The Transition to Late Woodland: Allison-La Motte Culture -- Conclusions -- 5. Late Woodland -- Introduction -- Lewis Phase -- The Stone Forts -- Other Late Woodland Complexes -- Terminal Late Woodland Complexes -- Overview of Late Woodland -- 6. Mississippian -- Mississippian Culture -- Mississippian in the Lower Ohio: Kincaid and Angel -- Other Related Complexes -- Mississippian Overview -- 7. Late Mississippian and Historic -- Depopulation -- Carborn-Welborn Phase -- Fort Ancient and Oneota
Historic Indians in the Lower Ohio -- The Europeans -- Conclusions -- References -- Index
Summary: Although it has been occupied for as long and possesses a mound-building tradition of considerable scale and interest, Muller contends that the archaeology of the lower Ohio River Valley-from the confluence with the Mississippi to the falls at Louisville, Kentucky - remains less well-known that that of the elaborate mound-building cultures of the upper valley. This study provides a synthesis of archaeological work done in the region, emphasizing population growth and adaptation within an ecological framework in an attempt to explain the area's cultural evolution.
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Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- 1. Background to the Archaeology of the Lower Ohio Valley -- Early Ohio Valley Archaeology -- Modern Ohio Valley Archaeology -- Terminology -- 2. Environments of the Lower Ohio Valley -- Localities -- Climate, Vegetation, and Landforms -- Ecology and Economy -- Economics and Politics -- 3. The First Settlers -- Introduction -- Early Climate and Environment -- Early Paleoindian -- Late Paleoindian -- Early Archaic (Post-Dalton) -- Middle Archaic -- Late Archaic -- The First 9000 Years

4. Early and Middle Woodland -- Introduction -- Early Woodland -- Middle Woodland -- The Transition to Late Woodland: Allison-La Motte Culture -- Conclusions -- 5. Late Woodland -- Introduction -- Lewis Phase -- The Stone Forts -- Other Late Woodland Complexes -- Terminal Late Woodland Complexes -- Overview of Late Woodland -- 6. Mississippian -- Mississippian Culture -- Mississippian in the Lower Ohio: Kincaid and Angel -- Other Related Complexes -- Mississippian Overview -- 7. Late Mississippian and Historic -- Depopulation -- Carborn-Welborn Phase -- Fort Ancient and Oneota

Historic Indians in the Lower Ohio -- The Europeans -- Conclusions -- References -- Index

Although it has been occupied for as long and possesses a mound-building tradition of considerable scale and interest, Muller contends that the archaeology of the lower Ohio River Valley-from the confluence with the Mississippi to the falls at Louisville, Kentucky - remains less well-known that that of the elaborate mound-building cultures of the upper valley. This study provides a synthesis of archaeological work done in the region, emphasizing population growth and adaptation within an ecological framework in an attempt to explain the area's cultural evolution.

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Muller has produced a useful compendium of archaeological findings from a key region of the midwestern US (i.e., the lower Ohio River from its confluence with the Green River southwest to the Mississippi River). The latest volume in the Academic Press ``New World Archaeological'' series, it contains seven chapters, two that serve as an introduction to the region and the physical environment and five that order archaeological information chronologically (beginning 10,000 BCE and ending with the Civil War era). Muller (Southern Illinois University, Carbondale) highlights regional variation by identifying archaeological phases and by describing the range in variation in artifacts recovered. The book includes an excellent discussion integrating regional cultural variation and environmental variation. Well edited, referenced, and indexed, some chapters would have been strengthened by a more balanced distribution of figures; many figures were drafted by computer, and in some cases the resolution is low. Appropriate for knowledgeable avocationalists and advanced readers.-M.J. O'Brien, University of Missouri-Columbia

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Jon Muller is Professor Emeritus, Department of Anthropology, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

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