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BUILDING THE PAST: PREHISTORIC WOODEN POST ARCHITECTURE IN THE OHIO VALLEY-GREAT LAKES. Ed. by Brian G. Redmond and Robert A. Genheimer. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, 2015. 436 pp. with 141 ills. 24 x 16 cm. ISBN 9780813060408 In English.
Publisher's description: The study of ancient architecture reveals much about the social constructs and culture of the architects, builders, and inhabitants of the structures, but few studies bridge the gap between architecture and archaeology. This comprehensive examination of sites in the Ohio Valley, going as far north as Ontario, integrates structural engineering and wood science technology into the toolkit of archaeologists. Presenting the most current research on structures from pre-European contact, Building the Past allows archaeologists to expand their interpretations from simply describing postmold patterns to more fully envisioning the complex architecture of such critical locations as the Hopewell site, Moorehead Circle, and Brown's Bottom. The record of perishable architecture at these sites has proven difficult to interpret because it is often merely organic residues, including soil stains from decayed wall posts, charred timbers, or trenched wall foundations. Addressing new discoveries and presenting previously unpublished data, this volume is an invaluable resource for archaeologists investigating the diverse ways prehistoric societies manifested their social worlds in earth, wood, and stone.
Indexing: Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), Native North America — Architecture — Archaeology, Prehistoric Art
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 165571
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