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Tim Pauketat

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: The author is a professor at the University of Illinois



Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Tim Pauketat on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Ancient Cahokia and the Mississippians /
ISBN: 0521817404 OCLC: 53398264

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.

Cahokia :
ISBN: 0670020907 OCLC: 276819729

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.

Cahokia :
ISBN: 0803287658 OCLC: 318419864

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

Cahokia mounds /
ISBN: 0195158105 OCLC: 252613875

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.

Chiefdoms and other archaeological delusions /
ISBN: 0759108285 OCLC: 435650456

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.

  Encyclopedia of archaeology
ISBN: 9780123739629 OCLC: 714030453

Elsevier/Academic Press, San Diego, Calif. : ©2008.

Archaeology is a subject that fascinates us. From Egyptian tombs to a frozen Alpine wayfarer, from cities buried under volcanic ash to stone arrow heads turned up by the plow, archaeology is in the news and in our backyards. It is paradoxical that a subject that so easily captures the imagination is so difficult for the serious layman to access. Superficial media treatments and picture-book atlases and site guides on the one hand, jargon-heavy scholarly books and narrowly focused articles on the other-there are few ways to learn about the real world of archaeology outside the college classroom or the dig site. The Encyclopedia of Archaeology changes this, in making all aspects of archaeology accessible to a broad audience of the general scientific community, educators, students, and avocational archaeologists. Professional archaeologists and anthropologists will also find the encyclopedia a ready source of up-to-date information on specialities outside their own expertise. The Encyclopedia of Archaeology encompasses all aspects of archaeology, including the nature and diversity of archaeology as a scientific discipline, the practice of archaeology, archaeology in the everyday world, and the future of the discipline. Featured in the Encyclopedia of Archaeology are articles by leading authors that summarize archaeological knowledge at the beginning the 21st century, highlighting important sites and issues, and tracing the development of prehistoric cultures around the globe. No existing work provides the breadth and depth of coverage as the Encyclopedia of Archaeology--Publisher description.

Lords of the Southeast :
ISBN: 0913167487 OCLC: 24871669

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

The archaeology of Mediterranean prehistory /
ISBN: 0631231846 OCLC: 55729808

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.

The archaeology of traditions :
ISBN: 0813027454 OCLC: 45439945

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.

The ascent of chiefs :
ISBN: 0817307281 OCLC: 44956835

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

The Holdener site :
ISBN: 025206416X OCLC: 29638065

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