"This book provides a much needed summary of the excavations at several important but poorly documented mound sites and nicely synthesizes this data into a phase-by-phase history of chiefdom development in the Chattahoochee Valley. At the same time, the authors present a provocative model for the development and spread of Mississippian societies through the Southeast"-- Thomas J. Pluckhahn, University of Oklahoma, co-editor of Light on the Path: The Anthropology and History of the Southeastern Indians.
"This is a significant book. It offers thoughtful arguments on important issues, such as the initial Mississippian migration to the region. It is well organized, cogently written, and presents important new archaeological data. . . . It should be read by all interested in Mississippian political structure."
About the Author
John H. Blitz is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at The University of Alabama and author of Ancient Chiefdoms of the Tombigbee. Karl G. Lorenz is Professor of Anthropology at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.