The Mississippian Site of Origin for the So-Called Moundville Spider

Duane Esarey, Ian W. Brown, Anjaneen Coble

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For 60 years, the origin of an iconographically significant example of Southeastern Mississippian symbolic art has been enmeshed in error and ambiguity. A trail of sleuthing over 25 years provides information used to assess museum curation records and published clues from 1887 to the present, contextualizing the mystery and finally allowing identification of a specific Mississippian period cemetery of origin for the so-called Moundville spider.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-34
Number of pages12
JournalMidcontinental Journal of Archaeology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • ISAS
  • Perry
  • Gorget
  • Moundville
  • Spider
  • Motif

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Archaeology
  • Archaeology


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