Title

Woodland Settlement Pattern Changes in the North Central Hills of Mississippi

Author

Joseph Smith

Advisor

Peacock, Evan

Committee Member

Rafferty, Janet E.

Committee Member

Galaty, Michael L.

Committee Member

Miller, Darcy Shane

Date of Degree

5-1-2017

Original embargo terms

MSU Only Indefinitely

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Major

Applied Anthropology

Degree Name

Master of Arts

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Department of Anthropology and Middle Eastern Cultures

Abstract

Archaeological sites in the North Central Hills of Mississippi consist mostly of Woodland period occupations, which grew gradually in size over time. The ways in which these occupations grew can be explained potentially through various models of aggregation, in which occupations nucleated together, grew to absorb other occupations, or otherwise increased in size. In this study, temporal ordering through seriation, site size change over time, and rank size analysis appear to indicate that these sites increased gradually over time from the Tchula through Baytown periods, indicating potential adherence to an aggregation growth model.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/19245

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