Like Blood from a Stone: Teasing out Social Difference from Lithic Production Debris at Kolomoki (9ER1)
Master of Arts (M.A.)
Degree Granting Department
Thomas J. Pluckhahn, Ph.D.
E. Christian Wells, Ph.D.
Sarah R. Taylor, Ph.D.
Archaeology, Woodland Period, Communities of Practice, Lithic Analysis, Use-Wear Analysis
Early phases of Kolomoki’s occupation have been characterized as relatively egalitarian, with little evidence for status differentiation. However, patterned variability in lithic raw material use and intensity of production in domestic areas suggests heterogeneity in the community at multiple scales. In light of Kolomoki’s emphasis on communal ceremony, internal divisions between groups of households highlight the tension between public and private expressions of status and social solidarity. New radiocarbon dates from the southern margins of the village have allowed us to assess the contemporaneity of this pattern, and by extension, the chronology of village aggregation.
Scholar Commons Citation
Menz, Martin, "Like Blood from a Stone: Teasing out Social Difference from Lithic Production Debris at Kolomoki (9ER1)" (2015). USF Tampa Graduate Theses and Dissertations.