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Etowah Beginnings: New Research into the Origins of a Mississippian Polity

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Mississippian culture (AD 1000-1600) is characterized by intensive agriculture, a suite of ornate religious paraphernalia and monumental architecture, including large earthen pyramids. Mississippian practices and beliefs spread across much of the Eastern Woodlands of North America. The Etowah site, located in modern day Georgia, is considered to be one of the preeminent mound centers in …

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AIA-OC Society Lecture: Eating and Archaeology in Fiji

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Lecturer: Dr. Sharyn Jones, Northern Kentucky University | Jo Anne Van Tillburg Lecture | Using archaeological information and multiple lines of evidence I discuss long-term patterns in foodways and more broadly, the way that indigenous communities have interacted with the environment over the last 3000 years in the Fiji Islands. This research draws from over …

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Exploring Stress and Diet: A Bioarchaeological Understanding of the Chimú at Huaca de la Luna

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The Chimú (AD 900-1470) were the second largest Andean empire. Emerging in the Moche Valley of Peru, the Chimú extended their reach from the northern border of Ecuador, south to the Chillón valley of Peru. They built their capital Chan Chan on an empty beach near modern day Trujillo, however, the Chimú also interacted with …

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