Ancient Objects and Sacred Realms: Interpretations of Mississippian Iconography



Ancient Objects and Sacred Realms: Interpretations of Mississippian Iconography
University of Texas Press | 2007-01-01 | ISBN: 0292713479 | 312 pages | PDF | 6,8 MB

Between AD 900-1600, the native peoples of the Mississippi River Valley and other areas of the Eastern Woodlands of the United States conceived and executed one of the greatest artistic traditions of the Precolumbian Americas. Created in the media of copper, shell, stone, clay, and wood, and incised or carved with a complex set of symbols and motifs, this seven-hundred-year-old artistic tradition functioned within a multiethnic landscape centered on communities dominated by earthen mounds and plazas. Previous researchers have referred to this material as the Southeastern Ceremonial Complex (SECC).
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