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Vincas P. Steponaitis
Vincas P. Steponaitis is Professor of Archaeology and Anthropology and Secretary of the Faculty at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Steponaitis, Vincas P.
Steponaitis, Vincas P.
United States of America
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Hero, Hawk, and Open Hand: American Indian Art of the Ancient Midwest and South
Moundville in its prime was one of the largest civic-ceremonial centers in the Mississippian world, surpassed in monumental grandeur only by the great Cahokia site near modern St. Louis. Situated on the banks of the Black Warrior River in western Alabama, this site was founded around A.D. 1100, grew to regional prominence soon after 1200, and continued to be occupied until about 1600. Through most of that time it served as the political and religious capital of a powerful chiefdom. Among its …