Edited by F. Kent Reilly III and James F. Garber
This is an exceptional group of essays. Mississippian artifacts and architecture are reinterpreted and analyzed in ten lengthy essays by leading anthropologists and archaeologists. The results are a fascinating new view of the Mississippian world.
The essays discuss religion, the meaning and use of various ceremonial artifacts, the sacred meanings behind the layout of sites and much more. While this is more of an archaeological book than a collectors volume; if you have a fascination with the past this book is a must read.
The contributors include James Brown, David H.Dye, Alice Kehoe and others. Ancient Objects and Sacred Realms
(6 X 9, 299 Pages with many illustrations) may be purchased from the University of Texas Press www.utexaspress.com (800) 252-3206 cost $50.00 (cloth hardbound)Reviewed by Steven R. Cooper E.I.C.