The residues of feasting and public ritual at early Cahokia

Timothy R Pauketat, Lucretia S. Kelly, Gayle J. Fritz, Neal H. Lopinot, Scott Elias, Eve Hargrave

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Abstract

Archaeological remains excavated from the stratified layers of a pre-Columbian borrow pit in the middle of the Cahokia site inform our understanding of how ritual events were related to the social and political foundations of that enormous center. Ordinary and extraordinary refuse, ranging from foods and cooking pots to craft-production debris and sumptuary goods, are associated with a series of large-scale, single-event dumping episodes related to activities that occurred in the principal plaza. Taken as a set, the layers of ceramic, lithic, zooarchaeological, archaeobotanical, osteological, paleoentomological, and sedimentological materials reveal that the construction of Cahokia's Mississippian order was an active, participatory process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)257-279
Number of pages23
JournalAmerican Antiquity
Volume67
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2002

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religious behavior
event
food
Cahokia
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Feasting
Pre-Columbian
Archaeological Remains
Lithics
Cooking Pots
Craft Production
Food

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  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Archaeology
  • Museology

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Pauketat, T. R., Kelly, L. S., Fritz, G. J., Lopinot, N. H., Elias, S., & Hargrave, E. (2002). The residues of feasting and public ritual at early Cahokia. American Antiquity, 67(2), 257-279. https://doi.org/10.2307/2694566

The residues of feasting and public ritual at early Cahokia. / Pauketat, Timothy R; Kelly, Lucretia S.; Fritz, Gayle J.; Lopinot, Neal H.; Elias, Scott; Hargrave, Eve.

In: American Antiquity, Vol. 67, No. 2, 01.04.2002, p. 257-279.

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Pauketat, TR, Kelly, LS, Fritz, GJ, Lopinot, NH, Elias, S & Hargrave, E 2002, 'The residues of feasting and public ritual at early Cahokia', American Antiquity, vol. 67, no. 2, pp. 257-279. https://doi.org/10.2307/2694566
Pauketat TR, Kelly LS, Fritz GJ, Lopinot NH, Elias S, Hargrave E. The residues of feasting and public ritual at early Cahokia. American Antiquity. 2002 Apr 1;67(2):257-279. https://doi.org/10.2307/2694566
Pauketat, Timothy R ; Kelly, Lucretia S. ; Fritz, Gayle J. ; Lopinot, Neal H. ; Elias, Scott ; Hargrave, Eve. / The residues of feasting and public ritual at early Cahokia. In: American Antiquity. 2002 ; Vol. 67, No. 2. pp. 257-279.
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