An exploration of the age of mound construction at Mazique (22AD502), a late prehistoric mound center in Adams County, Mississippi

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dc.contributor Bryan, Colgan Hobson
dc.contributor DeCaro, Jason A.
dc.contributor Knight, Vernon J.
dc.contributor Oths, Kathryn S.
dc.contributor.advisor Brown, Ian W.
dc.contributor.author LaDu, Daniel Anderson
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-28T22:22:13Z
dc.date.available 2017-02-28T22:22:13Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0000151
dc.identifier.other LaDu_alatus_0004M_10182
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/657
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract The Mazique site (22Ad502), in Adams County, Mississippi, is believed to have been occupied during both the Coles Creek (A.D. 700-1000) and Mississippi periods (A.D. 1000-1680). However, Ian W. Brown (2007) has suggested that mound building at Mazique was primarily a result of Plaquemine activity. This thesis presents new evidence suggesting that mound construction at Mazique occurred primarily during the Coles Creek period and that the Plaquemine presence here during the Mississippi period has been overestimated. The larger implications of these conclusions are that the construction, arrangement, and use of flat top mounds and plaza complexes was an indigenous development of the Coles Creek period in the Natchez bluffs region as it was in the greater Lower Mississippi Valley, and that the characterization of the Plaquemine culture as a hybridization of Coles Creek and Mississippian cultures should not be discarded as a theory of cultural interaction in the region.
dc.format.extent 182 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
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Anthropology, Archaeology
dc.title An exploration of the age of mound construction at Mazique (22AD502), a late prehistoric mound center in Adams County, Mississippi
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of Anthropology
etdms.degree.discipline Anthropology
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level master's
etdms.degree.name M.A.


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