Resettled Farmers and the Making of a Mississippian Polity

  title={Resettled Farmers and the Making of a Mississippian Polity},
  author={Timothy R. Pauketat},
  journal={American Antiquity},
  pages={39 - 66}
  • T. Pauketat
  • Published 1 January 2003
  • History
  • American Antiquity
Population displacement, resettlement, and migration constitute important dimensions in a general process of “cultural construction.” A pedestrian survey and extensive excavations of 255 domestic buildings and related artifacts at 15 contemporaneous sites document a pattern of localized resettlement in which thousands of agricultural villagers moved or were displaced coeval with the founding of Cahokia. The resettled villagers appear to have moved into a previously unoccupied upland zone that… 
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