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Ref ID: 25257
Ref Type: Book Section in a Series
Authors: Pauketat, Timothy R.
Title: The Reign and Ruin of the Lords of Cahokia: A Dialectic of Dominance
Date: 1992
Source: Lords of the Southeast: Social Inequality and the Native Elites of Southeastern North America
Publisher: American Anthropological Association
Abstract: The intellectual roots of and archaeological evidence for a "climax"of the late-prehistoric Cahokia polity are reconsidered. The increased sacralization of chiefly authority seems apparent at the same time that the political economy may have stagnated during the late 11th century A.D. This apparent quandary may be resolved if we recognize the dialectical relationship between chiefly political structure and a chiefly ideology. Centralization and decentralization are opposing tendencies of the same process.
Identifier: 0-913167-48-7
Date Created: 7/16/2019
Editors: Barker, Alex W.
Pauketat, Timothy R.
Number: 3
Page Start: 31
Page End: 53
Series Editor: Fitzhugh, William W.
Series Title: Archeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association