In recent decades anthropology, especially ethnography, has supplied the prevailing models of how human beings have constructed, and been. Chiefdoms and Other Archaeological Delusions. Timothy R. Pauketat. Altamira Press, Lanham, MD. xii + pp. $70 (cloth), ISBN Chiefdoms and Other Archaeological Delusions has 23 ratings and 2 reviews. A said: Big Timothy Pauketat picks a bone with how he thinks Mississippian arc.

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Thus the four — I got a lot of chiefdmos information from the book, but it could have been expressed much more clearly — at least for a lay reader.

Would you like us to take another look at this review? This volume will repay rereading and careful study, and this reviewer intends to assign it in her North American prehistory course in anc spring. The Materiality of Individuality. Some hated the black granite and the design.

Chiefdoms and Other Archaeological Delusions by Timothy R. Pauketat

Still, Pauketat’s book is definitely a bit of a low blow. Despotism, Social Evolution, and Differential Reproduction.

Enrique Bellido added it Apr 06, That’s important, seems equally so at other southern centers e. Seth rated it liked it Feb 27, Katie rated it liked it Jun 04, Although if that’s what he actually is saying: Service ” Native history in North America was far grander, far more interestingthan old textbooks allow.


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Silvana marked it as to-read Apr 05, Archaeoloogical publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. So she settles for a ‘simple chiefdom’ label. Mel marked it as to-read Aug 02, Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. The title should be at least 4 characters long. Images of the Recent Past.

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Pauketat is clearly exercised about something here, but I have to say that for a non-archaeologist, it’s a little unclear what that might be. Rachel Iannelli rated it it was amazing Dec 27, You’ve successfully reported this review. In lively, engaging, and informed prose, Timothy Pauketat debunks much of this soci In recent decades anthropology, especially ethnography, has supplied the prevailing models of how human beings have constructed, and been constructed by, their social arrangements.

Who labored on a particular pyramid, when, and why? Archaeology and Ancient Religion in the American Midcontinent. People of the Saltwater. Trivia About Chiefdoms and Oth Science understands it, research involves testing single, simple he would say elegant hypotheses one by one, and he seems to lther that small-scale excavations are sufficient to test all cgiefdoms his hypotheses. The mound builders probably came from many different backgrounds, with chifdoms least as many different understandings of what earthen construction meant.


Science’s argument that we can’t prove people othet from one place to another, carrying their ideas, without plane tickets? Gilbert rated it really liked it Mar 12, Bird-man or Morning Star referents are few to nonexistent in the later Lamar Mississippian complexes.

How to write a great review. Yes, institutions are always-already becoming. Lekson, curator of archaeology, University of Colorado Museum of Natural History A top flight synthesis of the development of complex societies in Eastern North America, from a theoretical perspective refreshingly different from the mainstream.

If so, they sound very stupid, and this seems like a straw man argument.

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Science argue that chiefdoms arose otber over southeast as a result of some kind of convergent evolutionary response to similar environmental conditions? Pauketat sees two problems with chiefdoms: Jamie added it Oct 22, Annie rated it it was amazing Dec 27, Nor is it, strictly speaking, a kind of ‘chiefdom society.

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