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Caddo Archeology Journal

Abstract

Recently, there has been great interest in marine shell gorgets from the Mississippian period Southeast, not only in identifying styles or types and their geographic distributions (e.g., Brain and Phillips 1996; Hally 2007; Muller 1997), but in refining the chronology of engraved shell gorgets and other artwork (e.g., Brown 2007; Sullivan 2007). There have also been new studies looking at iconography of the engraved shell art, such as Reilly’s (2007) work on the petaloid motif on Spiro shell cups as a locative that indicates a celestial location for depicted objects, individuals, or events, and Lankford’s (2007) examination of Cox Mound and Hixon style gorgets as cosmological models portrayed on shell in plan and profile.

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