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General Information

Name:  Tim Pauketat  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;


-- Tim Pauketat on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

The author is a professor at the University of Illinois

Biographical and Professional Information

Published Works

    Cahokia: Ancient America's Great City on the Mississippi, Viking, 2009North American Archaeology, Wiley-Blackwell, 2005Cahokia Mounds: Digging for the Past, Oxford University Press, 2004The Holdener Site: Late Woodland, Emergent Mississippian, and Mississippian Occupations in the American Bottoms Uplands, Illinois Department of Transportation, 1994Chiefdoms and Other Archaeological Delusions, AltaMira Press, 2007Ancient Cahokia and the Mississippians, Cambridge University Press, 2004The Archaeology of Traditions: Agency and History Before and After Colombus, University Pree of Florida, 2001Cahokia: Domination and Ideology in the Mississippian World, University of Nebraska Press, 1997The Ascent of Chiefs: Cahokia and Mississippian Politcs in Native North America, University of Alabama Press, 1994Lords of the Southeast: Social Inequality and the Native Elites of Southeastern North America, American Anthropolgy Association, 1992

Selected Titles At Your Library

Cahokia :
ISBN: 0670020907. OCLC Number:

Viking,. New York, N.Y. :. 2009.

Almost a thousand years ago, a Native American city flourished along the Mississippi River near what is now St. Louis. Cahokia was a thriving metropolis at its height, with a population of 20,000, a sprawling central plaza, and scores of spectacular earthen mounds. The city gave rise to a new culture that spread across the plains; yet by 1400 it had been abandoned, leaving only the giant mounds as monuments, and traces of its influence in tribes we know today. Here, anthropologist Timothy R. Pauketat reveals the story of the city and its people as uncovered by American archaeologists. Their excavations have revealed evidence of a powerful society, including complex celestial timepieces, the remains of feasts big enough to feed thousands, and disturbing signs of large-scale human sacrifice. Pauketat provides a comprehensive picture of what's been discovered about Cahokia, and how these findings have challenged our perceptions of Native Americans.--From publisher description.

The archaeology of Mediterranean prehistory /
ISBN: 0631231846. OCLC Number:

Blackwell Pub.,. Malden, MA :. 2005.

"This book offers a comprehensive introduction to the archaeology of Mediterranean prehistory. Its case studies, spanning the Neolithic through the Iron Age, are drawn from all the Mediterranean's major lands, coasts, and islands. Written by fourteen of the leading archaeologists in the field. The Archaeology of Mediterranean Prehistory presents diverse theoretical approaches that enable students as well as other archaeologists to see the benefits of multivocality. The chapters look beyond Mediterranean diversity toward common links based on social interaction and geography. The book also includes an introductory overview that situates this work in wider Mediterranean scholarship and offers new insights into the histories and cultures of ancient Mediterranean peoples."--Jacket.

Cahokia mounds /
ISBN: 0195158105. OCLC Number:

Oxford University Press,. New York :. ©2004.

Describes what is known of the ancient city of Cahokia, a site in present-day Illinois which was inhabited by Native Americans from about 700 A.D. to 1400 A.D., the Missippippian culture of which it was a part, and the archaeological investigations undertaken there.

The Holdener site :
ISBN: 025206416X. OCLC Number:

Published for the Illinois Dept. of Transportation by the University of Illinois Press,. Urbana :. 1994.

Chiefdoms and other archaeological delusions /
ISBN: 0759108285. OCLC Number:

AltaMira Press,. Lanham :. ©2007.

In recent decades anthropology, especially ethnography, has supplied the prevailing models of how human beings have constructed, and been constructed by, their social arrangements. In turn, archaeologists have all too often relied on these models to reconstruct the lives of ancient peoples. In lively, engaging, and informed prose, Timothy Pauketat debunks much of this social-evolutionary theorizing about human development, as he ponders the evidence of "chiefdoms" left behind by the Mississippian cultureof the American southern heartland. This book challenges all students of history and prehis.

Ancient Cahokia and the Mississippians /
ISBN: 0521817404. OCLC Number:

Cambridge University Press,. Cambridge, U.K. ;. 2004.

"The ancient capital of Cahokia and a series of lesser population centers developed in the Mississippi valley in North America between the eighth and fifteenth centuries AD, leaving behind an extraordinarily rich archaeological record. Cahokia's gigantic pyramids, finely crafted artifacts, and dense population mark it as the founding city of the Mississippian civilization, formerly known as the 'mound' builders. As Cahokian ideas and objects were widely sought, a cultural and religious ripple effect spread across the mid-continent and into the South. In its wake, population migrations and social upheavals transformed social life along the ancient Mississippi River. In this important new survey, Timothy Pauketat outlines the development of Mississippian civilization, presenting a wealth of archaeological evidence and advancing our understanding of the American Indians whose influence extended into the founding moments of the United States and lives on today in American archaeology"--Publisher's description.

The archaeology of traditions :
ISBN: 0813027454. OCLC Number:

University Press of Florida,. Gainesville :. ©2001.

The book offers an archaeological reevaluation of the history of the southeastern United States, based upon the objects of the day-to-day lives of common people.

Cahokia :
ISBN: 0803287658. OCLC Number:

University of Nebraska Press,. Lincoln :. 2000, ©1997.

The ascent of chiefs :
ISBN: 0817307281. OCLC Number:

University of Alabama Press,. Tuscaloosa, Ala. :. ©1994.

Lords of the Southeast :
ISBN: 0913167487. OCLC Number:

American Anthropological Association,. Washington, D.C. :. 1992.

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