Anth Section 2
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Anth Section 2
A building designed to hold remains of the deceased
An Eastern Woodlands game played with stone disks and Javelins
Constraint on population growth imposed by surrounding populations of similar type
A Spanish word used to describe an overland expedition
A lake formed from a segment of a river left isolated when the river changes course
Silica grains that form in plant cells
A defensive wall of large posts, also called a stockade
A form of shifting agriculture involving field rotation and long fallow periods
A circle of large posts used for astrological study
What caused the Mississippian polities to arise and grow to critical size?
The addition of Maize to economic systems
What prevented many local populations from responding to the pressures of population increase by fission and relocating?
Circumscription and a shortage of prime land
Where did the earliest, and eventually the largest, polities develop?
The American Bottom portion of the Mississippi Valley
What development came before the secondary versions known as South Appalachian, Plaquemine, and Caddoan Mississippian?
The Middle Mississippian
What was the largest Middle Mississippian site and what was its population?
Cahokia/ around 6,000
What are the characteristics of the Southeastern Ceremonial Complex?
A set of symbols and artifact types that are found across the variants of Mississippian
Which Mississippian Version arose in part because of the migration of Siouan-speaking groups from the Midwest?
South Appalachian Mississippian
What did the Mississippian polities leave behind after their decline in the fifteenth century?
A vacant area at the core of Middle Mississippian territory and thinned population elsewhere in the Midwest