Harlem Renaissance Authors
Known jointly as the Moundbuilders because of the spectacular earthen architecture they constructed, the succession of Adena (500BC-100AD), Hopewell (100 AD-600AD), and Mississippian (800-1300AD) cultures occupied the prehistoric Ohio and Mississippi River systems of North America. While poorly known, each represents an episode of significant cultural development that influenced Native American societies in eastern North America well before historic contact. This course introduces an overview of the material culture of these groups and their lifeways as revealed in the archaeological record they left behind.
Dr. Clarence Geier is a professor emeritus of Anthropology and Archaeology at JMU. He taught courses on several cultures during his 40-year teaching career and has six books to his credit.
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