Peabody Museum Press

Shell Gorgets: Styles of the Late Prehistoric and Protohistoric Southeast

by Jeffrey P. Brain and Philip Phillips

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.

$85.00

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$85.00 • £68.95 • €76.50

ISBN 9780873658126

Publication Date: 03/29/1996

544 pages

2641 halftones, 33 maps, 41 line illustrations