Edited by Vernon James Knight Jr. and Vincas P. Steponaitis
Forwards by Christopher S. Peebles
A site central to the study of chiefdom societies worldwide.
Built on a flat terrace overlooking the Black Warrior River in Alabama, the Moundville ceremonial center was at its height a densely occupied town of approximately 1,000 residents, with at least 29 earthen mounds surrounding a central plaza. Today Moundville is not only one of the largest and best-preserved Mississippian sites in the United States but also one of the more intensively studied. The volume brings together nine Moundville speacialists who trace the site’s evolution and eventual decline.
“The latest contributions to a 30-year, long-term collaboration that has produced critically important data and theories for the understanding of Mississippian social formations.”—Antiquity