The Resource Indian mounds of Wisconsin, Robert A. Birmingham and Leslie E. Eisenberg

Indian mounds of Wisconsin, Robert A. Birmingham and Leslie E. Eisenberg

Label
Indian mounds of Wisconsin
Title
Indian mounds of Wisconsin
Statement of responsibility
Robert A. Birmingham and Leslie E. Eisenberg
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Cataloging source
DLC
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Birmingham, Robert A
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E78.W8
LC item number
B57 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Eisenberg, Leslie E
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mounds
  • Indians of North America
  • Earthworks (Archaeology)
  • Antiquities
  • Earthworks (Archaeology)
  • Indians of North America
  • Mounds
  • Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin
Summary expansion
More mounds were built by ancient Native American societies in Wisconsin than in any other region of North America -- between 15,000 and 20,000 mounds, at least 4,000 of which remain today. Most impressive are the effigy mounds, huge earthworks sculpted into the shapes of birds, animals, and other forms, not found anywhere else in the world in such concentrations. This book, written for general readers but incorporating the most recent research, offers a comprehensive overview of these intriguing earthworks and answers the questions, Who built the mounds? When and why were they built?Using evidence drawn from archaeology, ethnography, ethnohistory, linguistics, and the traditions and beliefs of present-day Native Americans in the Midwest, archaeologists Birmingham and Eisenberg offer an important new interpretation of the effigy mound groups as "cosmological maps" that model ancient belief systems and social relations. Although the archaeological record indicates that most ancient Native American societies in the upper Midwest built mounds between about 800 B.C. and A.D. 1200, the effigy mounds bear such similarity to the beliefs and clan structures of the Ho-Chunk, Ioway, and closely related nations that it is extremely likely that these people are descendants of the effigy mound builders. Indian Mounds of Wisconsin includes a travel guide to sites in Wisconsin that can be visited by the public, including many in state, county, and local parks
Label
Indian mounds of Wisconsin, Robert A. Birmingham and Leslie E. Eisenberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The mystery of the mounds -- Speculation, excavation, explanation : in search of the mound builders -- Wisconsin before the mound builders : the Paleo-Indian and archaic traditions -- Early burial mound builders : the early and middle woodland stages -- Effigy mound builders : the late woodland stage -- Temple mound builders : the Mississippian tradition -- Mound construction and use in later times : Oneota, northern Wisconsin, and the historic period -- Indian mounds in the modern world
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 245 pages
Isbn
9780299168704
Lccn
00008925
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)43810733
Label
Indian mounds of Wisconsin, Robert A. Birmingham and Leslie E. Eisenberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The mystery of the mounds -- Speculation, excavation, explanation : in search of the mound builders -- Wisconsin before the mound builders : the Paleo-Indian and archaic traditions -- Early burial mound builders : the early and middle woodland stages -- Effigy mound builders : the late woodland stage -- Temple mound builders : the Mississippian tradition -- Mound construction and use in later times : Oneota, northern Wisconsin, and the historic period -- Indian mounds in the modern world
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 245 pages
Isbn
9780299168704
Lccn
00008925
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)43810733

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