Feasting With Shellfish in the Southern Ohio Valley

Feasting With Shellfish in the Southern Ohio Valley

Archaic Sacred Sites and Rituals

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"In this provocative work, Cheryl Claassen challenges long-standing notions about hunter-gatherer life in the southern Ohio Valley as it unfolded some 8,000 to 3,500 years ago. Focusing on freshwater shell mounds scattered along the Tennessee, Ohio, Green, and Harpeth rivers, Claassen draws on the latest archaeological research to offer penetrating new insights into the sacred world of Archaic peoples. Some of the most striking ideas are that there were no villages in the southern Ohio Valley during the Archaic period, that all of the trading and killing were for ritual purposes, and that body positioning in graves reflects cause of death primarily"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: University of Tennessee Press, Knoxville :2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781572337336
1572337338
1572337141
9781572337145
Branch Call Number: REM
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 275 pages) : illustrations, maps

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