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Unformatted text preview: Who Built the Mounds? Myth of Mound Builders Theories:-Local native people-Lost civilizations (was predominant theory; built by civilized people of Mesoamerica)-Cyrus Thomas was in charge of discovering who built the mounds. Research: historical, holistic anthropology and concluded that Natives built the mounds. Looked at the material culture of the mounds and compared it to ethnographic features in the US -Written documents described Natives using mounds. French explorers (1682-1720) described mounds of Natchez Indians Early Development of Historical Anthropology: Archaeology/Ethnography, Ethnohistory, Biological Anthropology; Direct Historical Approach as Ethnographic Analogy E. Anthropological Arch – taught in first Anthro Dept 2. Culture History Approach (1920-1960) Recognition: Native American antiquity + Change A. Chronology Building Stratigraphic Excavation: Law of Superposition, Seriation (Three-Age System, Max Uhle,...
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This note was uploaded on 10/08/2010 for the course ANTHRO 02303 taught by Professor Deacon during the Fall '09 term at Berkeley.
- Fall '09