Edited by Bruce D. Smith
“[This book] will be required reading fr those working on the later prehistory of the Southeast or just interested in the social process of the Mississippian time range.”
“The final chapter is a superb summary of [Mississippian exchange and prestige goods] that may prove to be the most cited chapter in this volume.”
“The papers take a strong ecological and adaptationist perspective, although there is an increased awareness of the ideological and symbolic components of the development….The Volume lays the groundwork for further studies Emergent Mississippian focused on particularly explanatory models.”
“”What is particularly useful in this volume is the inclusion of the tremendous amount of data distilled into tabular and graphic forms….They make this work not only a theoretical or model-building contribution but also a substantial data base permitting readers to acquire a formidable knowledge of the cultural history of this period from a single source….Both theoreticians and cultural historians will be pleased by the contributions in this volume.”
—Journal of Interdisciplinary History
Bruce D. Smith is an Archaeologist a the Smithsonian’s Institute Museum of Natural History and editor of Rivers of Change.
University of Alabama Press, 1990