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Coosa: A Chiefdom in the Sixteenth-Century Southeastern United States

  • Charles Hudson (a1), Marvin Smith (a2), David Hally (a1), Richard Polhemus (a3) and Chester DePratter (a4)...

Sixteenth-century Spanish explorers regarded Coosa as one of the most important chiefdoms in the southeastern United States. Using both documentary and archaeological evidence, we have located the main town of Coosa and several tributary towns, as well as some of the frontiers of the chiefdom. The locations of these towns and frontiers are supported by the archaeological recovery of sixteenth-century European artifacts in the postulated area of the chiefdom.

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Lewis H. Larson Jr., 1959 A Mississippian Headdress from Etowah, Georgia. American Antiquity 25: 109112.

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American Antiquity
  • ISSN: 0002-7316
  • EISSN: 2325-5064
  • URL: /core/journals/american-antiquity
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