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4 Field Colloquium: "Investigating Moundville’s Sociogram" by Vernon Knight

Monday, September 29, 2014
12:00 AM
411 West Hall


"In 1993 I formally proposed that the orderly arrangement of mounds at the Mississippian center of Moundville was a sociogram, indicating a segmentary social structure. My students and I spent more than a decade conducting excavations to investigate that claim. I will revisit those excavations and what we discovered. I will conclude with a contemporary review of the original question."