Refiguring the Archaeology of Greater Cahokia

  title={Refiguring the Archaeology of Greater Cahokia},
  author={T. R. Pauketat},
  journal={Journal of Archaeological Research},
  • T. R. Pauketat
  • Published 1998
  • Journal of Archaeological Research
  • Revised theoretical constructs and an enlarged database allow substantive revisions to a processual accounting of greater Cahokia. Measures of political consolidation, demographic nucleation, central transformations, and centrifugal dispersions reveal the form, scale, and developmental trajectory of greater Cahokia to have been highly centralized, regional, and punctuated by abrupt and pervasive social changes, respectively. Social restructuring, political rituals, and large-scale labor… CONTINUE READING
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