Spirits of Earth: The Effigy Mound Landscape of Madison and the Four Lakes

Robert A Birmingham (Author) Ray B Browne (Editor)
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Product Details

Price
$24.95
Publisher
University of Wisconsin Press
Publish Date
March 03, 2010
Pages
255
Dimensions
5.9 X 0.8 X 8.8 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780299232641
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About the Author

Robert A. Birmingham served as Wisconsin State Archaeologist at the Wisconsin Historical Society for fifteen years. He now teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha and writes from his home in Madison. He is coauthor, with Leslie E. Eisenberg, of Indian Mounds of Wisconsin (awarded the Elizabeth A. Steinberg Prize), and, with Lynn G. Goldstein, of Aztalan: Mysteries of an Ancient Indian Town.

Reviews

"[A] beautifully put together elaboration of the Native American effigy earthworks constructed between 700 and 1100 A.D. It interprets the mounds and also acts as a tourist guide to these memorable religious artifacts."--"Hudson Star-Observer"

[A] beautifully put together elaboration of the Native American effigy earthworks constructed between 700 and 1100 A.D. It interprets the mounds and also acts as a tourist guide to these memorable religious artifacts. "Hudson Star-Observer""
The most comprehensive book that any reader can find on the earthworks of prehistoric mound-building cultures in a heartland area of effigy mound construction. A welcome addition to the literature of Native America. Robert L. Hall, author of An Archaeology of the Soul: North American Indian Belief and Ritual"

[A] beautifully put together elaboration of the Native American effigy earthworks constructed between 700 and 1100 A.D. It interprets the mounds and also acts as a tourist guide to these memorable religious artifacts. Hudson Star-Observer

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Draws the reader past technical jargon and into a world where expressions of cosmology, religion, and ideology have most often been construed by outsiders. [Birmingham] guides the reader through different interpretations of why effigy mounds were built, what they may have meant, and how they may have served the cultures who constructed them. Illinois Archaeology
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"The most comprehensive book that any reader can find on the earthworks of prehistoric mound-building cultures in a heartland area of effigy mound construction. A welcome addition to the literature of Native America."--Robert L. Hall, author of An Archaeology of the Soul: North American Indian Belief and Ritual

"[A] beautifully put together elaboration of the Native American effigy earthworks constructed between 700 and 1100 A.D. It interprets the mounds and also acts as a tourist guide to these memorable religious artifacts."--Hudson Star-Observer


"Draws the reader past technical jargon and into a world where expressions of cosmology, religion, and ideology have most often been construed by outsiders. [Birmingham] guides the reader through different interpretations of why effigy mounds were built, what they may have meant, and how they may have served the cultures who constructed them."--Illinois Archaeology