The Resource Late Woodland cultural adaptations in the Lower Missouri River Valley : archery, warfare, and the rise of complexity, by Kerry Nichols

Late Woodland cultural adaptations in the Lower Missouri River Valley : archery, warfare, and the rise of complexity, by Kerry Nichols

Label
Late Woodland cultural adaptations in the Lower Missouri River Valley : archery, warfare, and the rise of complexity
Title
Late Woodland cultural adaptations in the Lower Missouri River Valley
Title remainder
archery, warfare, and the rise of complexity
Statement of responsibility
by Kerry Nichols
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Contributor
Author
Thesis advisor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The introduction of the bow and arrow into prehistoric Missouri during the Late Woodland Period changed the entire Middle Woodland social dynamic and settlement pattern arrangement such that there was a major increase in social cooperation between settlements tied closely to defensive settlement strategies. Small villages faced the possibility of effective, long-range attacks that could potentially lead to the quick application of overwhelming force on unprepared villages. To deal with this potential, settlements moved to less productive upland locations with inter-visible settlement clusters that provided for mutual defense through defense in layers. As agriculture became better established, this pattern of defense again changed as people nucleated into larger sites in highly productive, lowland areas. The larger number of people in each village provided safety in numbers and decreased the likelihood of overwhelming attacks. The influence of archery and the selection for effective defensive strategies in the face of archery-based warfare creates a more parsimonious explanation for the rapid shift to inter-visible, upland sites during the Late Woodland Period. Archery appears to be the primary cause of what was a seismic shift where settlement patterns altered radically in just a few hundred years
Cataloging source
MUU
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1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nichols, Kerry
Degree
PhD
Dissertation note
Thesis
Dissertation year
2015.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
VanPool, Todd L.
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  • Warfare, Prehistoric
  • Land settlement patterns, Prehistoric
  • Woodland culture
  • Archery
  • Missouri
  • Missouri River Valley
Label
Late Woodland cultural adaptations in the Lower Missouri River Valley : archery, warfare, and the rise of complexity, by Kerry Nichols
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Publication
Note
  • Abstract from short.pdf file
  • "A Dissertation Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School at the University of Missouri-Columbia In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Doctor of Philosophy."
  • Dissertation supervisor: Dr. Todd Van Pool
  • Includes vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 129-141)
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
961923596
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 142 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)961923596
Label
Late Woodland cultural adaptations in the Lower Missouri River Valley : archery, warfare, and the rise of complexity, by Kerry Nichols
Publication
Note
  • Abstract from short.pdf file
  • "A Dissertation Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School at the University of Missouri-Columbia In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Doctor of Philosophy."
  • Dissertation supervisor: Dr. Todd Van Pool
  • Includes vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 129-141)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
961923596
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 142 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)961923596

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