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Shell Gorgets

Shell Gorgets

Styles of the Late Prehistoric and Protohistoric Southeast

Jeffrey P. Brain, Philip Phillips

ISBN 9780873658126

Publication date: 03/29/1996

Engraved shell gorgets are found throughout prehistoric southeastern North America. The artistic sophistication of these gorgets lends itself to the sensitive stylistic and chronological analysis offered here. In part one of this volume, the gorgets are classified into styles; in part two, described archaeological sites are analyzed for associations and chronology; and in part three, information about the gorgets is correlated with other artifactual evidence, and patterns of intersite distribution are examined for chronological insights and dynamic interpretations.

Book Details

  • 544 pages
  • 8-7/8 x 11-5/16 inches
  • Peabody Museum Press

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