Investigation of Late Woodland cultural changes at the Bridgeport site (1JA574), Alabama

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dc.contributor Keene, Deborah
dc.contributor Jacobi, Keith P.
dc.contributor Maxwell, Allan
dc.contributor.advisor Blitz, John Howard Adams, Andrea Elizabeth 2017-02-28T22:21:02Z 2017-02-28T22:21:02Z 2009
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0000087
dc.identifier.other Adams_alatus_0004M_10078
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract This thesis examines Late Woodland cultural changes in northeast Alabama at the Bridgeport site, 1JA574, specifically the switch from ceramic stylistic homogeneity and social consensus in the Middle Woodland (A.D. 100-400/500) to increased ceramic stylistic heterogeneity and social differentiation after the decline of the Hopewellian Interaction Sphere in the Late Woodland (A.D. 400/500-1000). A sample of 2, 378 decorated ceramics from excavated unit strata and storage pit features were used to assess ceramic diversity based on David Braun's (1991) model of changing levels of social interaction in the Woodland Midwest. This research seeks to determine if the same trends can be identified in the Woodland Southeast. It is found that ceramic stylistic diversity and evenness increase over time, but ceramic stylistic intensity decreases over time, indicating a trend toward more social differentiation and heterarchy.
dc.format.extent 102 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
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dc.subject.other Anthropology, Archaeology
dc.title Investigation of Late Woodland cultural changes at the Bridgeport site (1JA574), Alabama
dc.type thesis
dc.type text University of Alabama. Dept. of Anthropology Anthropology The University of Alabama master's M.A.

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