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Ref ID: 25256
Ref Type: Book Section in a Series
Authors: Griffin, James B.
Title: Fort Ancient Has No Class: The Absence of an Elite Group in Mississippian Societies in the Central Ohio Valley
Date: 1992
Source: Lords of the Southeast: Social Inequality and the Native Elites of Southeastern North America
Publisher: American Anthropological Association
Abstract: Diligent search of publications dealing with late prehistoric societies in southern Ohio, north-central and northeastern Kentucky and western West Virginia, identified by archaeologists as Fort Ancient, did not identify any behavioral patterns that might represent the presence of an elite group. Personal communications from authoritarian figures in Fort Ancient archaeology confirm the absence of identifiable practices that could represent the presence of an upper class in this Mississippian society.
Identifier: 0-913167-48-7
Date Created: 7/16/2019
Editors: Barker, Alex W.
Pauketat, Timothy R.
Number: 5
Page Start: 53
Page End: 60
Series Editor: Fitzhugh, William W.
Series Title: Archeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association