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Feeding Cahokia: Early Agriculture in the North American Heartland

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Feeding Cahokia: Early Agriculture in the North American Heartland - Fritz, Gayle J.
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An authoritative and thoroughly accessible overview of farming and food practices at Cahokia. Agriculture is rightly emphasized as the center of the economy in most studies of Cahokian society, but the focus is often predominantly on corn. This farming economy is typically framed in terms of ruling elites living in mound centers who demanded tribute and a mass surplus to be hoarded or distributed as they saw fit. Farmers are cast as commoners who grew enough surplus corn to provide for the elites. Feeding Cahokia: ...

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Feeding Cahokia: Early Agriculture in the North American Heartland 2020, The University of Alabama Press, Alabama

ISBN-13: 9780817360047

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Feeding Cahokia: Early Agriculture in the North American Heartland 2019, University Alabama Press

ISBN-13: 9780817320058

Hardcover