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The Resource The archaeology of houses and households in the Native Southeast, Benjamin A. Steere, (electronic resource)

The archaeology of houses and households in the Native Southeast, Benjamin A. Steere, (electronic resource)

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The archaeology of houses and households in the Native Southeast
Title
The archaeology of houses and households in the Native Southeast
Statement of responsibility
Benjamin A. Steere
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book explores changes in houses and households in the southeastern United States from the Woodland to the Historic Indian Period (ca. 200 B.C. to A.D. 1800). Most studies of domestic architecture in the Southeast have been conducted at the single-site scale. As a result, broader spatial and temporal patterns of variation in houses and households are not well understood. To address this problem, Steere constructed a database that catalogues the architectural features of 1,258 structures from 65 sites in the Southern Appalachian region and surrounding areas. Significant trends identified by this comparative study include changes in the size and spacing of houses, changes in architectural investment, and a secular trend toward the increasing segmentation of houses. Using a theoretical framework developed from household archaeology and anthropology, Steere argues that certain aspects of this architectural variation can be explained by changes in household economics and household composition, symbolic behavior, status differentiation, and settlement patterning. More generally, he proposes that large-scale patterns of diachronic and synchronic variation in domestic architecture are best explained by changes in social organization"--Provided by publisher
  • "This book explores changes in houses and households in the southeastern United States from the Woodland to the Historic Indian Period (ca. 200 B.C. to A.D. 1800). Most studies of domestic architecture in the Southeast have been conducted at the single-site scale. As a result, broader spatial and temporal patterns of variation in houses and households are not well understood. To address this problem, Steere constructed a database that catalogues the architectural features of 1,258 structures from 65 sites in the Southern Appalachian region and surrounding areas. Significant trends identified by this comparative study include changes in the size and spacing of houses, changes in architectural investment, and a secular trend toward the increasing segmentation of houses. Using a theoretical framework developed from household archaeology and anthropology, Steere argues that certain aspects of this architectural variation can be explained by changes in household economics and household composition, symbolic behavior, status differentiation, and settlement patterning. More generally, he proposes that large-scale patterns of diachronic and synchronic variation in domestic architecture are best explained by changes in social organization"--Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Steere, Benjamin A.
Dewey number
975.004/97
LC call number
E78.S65
LC item number
S725 2017
Series statement
Archaeology of the American South : new directions and perspectives
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Household archaeology
  • Indian architecture
  • Architecture, Domestic
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Southern States
  • Appalachian Region, Southern
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
  • ARCHITECTURE / History / Prehistoric & Primitive
Label
The archaeology of houses and households in the Native Southeast, Benjamin A. Steere, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-212) and index
Contents
  • Patterns of Architectural Variability in the Native Southeast -- Environmental Factors in Architectural Variation -- Household Composition and Economics -- Houses and Architectural Symbolism -- Houses, Status, and Settlement -- Conclusion: A Macroregional Perspective on Architectural Variation in the Native Southeast -- Appendix: Description of the Architectural Variables
  • Patterns of Architectural Variability in the Native Southeast -- Environmental Factors in Architectural Variation -- Household Composition and Economics -- Houses and Architectural Symbolism -- Houses, Status, and Settlement -- Conclusion: A Macroregional Perspective on Architectural Variation in the Native Southeast -- Appendix: Description of the Architectural Variables
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001768243
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780817319496
Isbn Type
(hardback : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2016037845
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001768243
Label
The archaeology of houses and households in the Native Southeast, Benjamin A. Steere, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-212) and index
Contents
  • Patterns of Architectural Variability in the Native Southeast -- Environmental Factors in Architectural Variation -- Household Composition and Economics -- Houses and Architectural Symbolism -- Houses, Status, and Settlement -- Conclusion: A Macroregional Perspective on Architectural Variation in the Native Southeast -- Appendix: Description of the Architectural Variables
  • Patterns of Architectural Variability in the Native Southeast -- Environmental Factors in Architectural Variation -- Household Composition and Economics -- Houses and Architectural Symbolism -- Houses, Status, and Settlement -- Conclusion: A Macroregional Perspective on Architectural Variation in the Native Southeast -- Appendix: Description of the Architectural Variables
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001768243
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780817319496
Isbn Type
(hardback : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2016037845
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001768243

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