Structure and Regional Diversity in the Meadowood Interaction Sphere

Karine Taché

This monograph offers the first major synthesis of the Meadowood phenomenon, one of the earliest and largest interaction spheres in northeastern North America. Stretching over 1.5 million square kilometers, this social network is recognized by common burial practices and the widespread distribution of carefully thinned bifaces, finely crafted polished objects, and native copper and marine shell items, probably together with hides, furs, and crude pottery (likely full of specialty foods such as fatty meats and fish oils). The richly documented analyses contained in this monograph take the archaeological reports of previous years, and, together with unpublished data and reanalysis of curated material, breathe social and political life into the remains of this Early Woodland phenomenon (3000–2400 BP).

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Publisher: Museum of Anthropology

Year of Publication: 2011

Location: Ann Arbor, MI

Pages: 220

Price: $33

Print ISBN: 978-0-915703-74-6

Ebook ISBN: 978-1-951519-78-0

Monograph Series / Number: Memoirs No. 48

Tables / Illustrations: 37 tables, 86 illustrations

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