In this thesis, Woodland-stage interaction and sedentism in central Alabama are addressed as they relate to the Armory site, a Late Middle Woodland mound center and village located in Dallas County, Alabama. These topics are examined along a chronological dimension by quantifying and comparing the stylistic diversity and dissimilarity of ceramic assemblages through time. Following these analyses, I suggest that the Armory site may have functioned as a nexus of inter-regional interaction during the Late Middle Woodland subperiod and that temporal fluctuations in mean ceramic dissimilarity may be the product of aggregation rather than sedentism.
|Advisor:||Knight, Vernon J.|
|Commitee:||Brown, Ian W., Galbraith, Marysia, Jacobi, Keith, Megraw, Richard|
|School:||The University of Alabama|
|School Location:||United States -- Alabama|
|Source:||MAI 49/04M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Aggregation, Central Alabama, Interaction, Sedentism, Woodland, Woodland-stage|
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