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Mississippian

1. of or relating to the state of Mississippi or the Mississippi River
2. (in North America) of, denoting, or formed in the lower of two subdivisions of the Carboniferous period (see also Pennsylvanian (sense 2)), which lasted for 30 million years
3. the. the Mississippian period or rock system equivalent to the lower Carboniferous of Europe

Mississippian

[¦mis·ə¦sip·ē·ən]
(geology)
The fifth period of the Paleozoic Era beginning about 350 million years ago and ending about 320 million years ago. The Mississippian System (referring to rocks) or Period (referring to the time during which these rocks were deposited) is employed in North America as the lower (or older) subdivision of the Carboniferous, as used in Europe and on other continents.
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The complaint alleges that SandRidge Mississippian made false and/or misleading statements and failed to disclose that: (a) the underlying properties from which the royalty interests were conveyed to the Company consisted of far more low-margin natural gas deposits and far fewer high-margin oil deposits; and (b) the reserves of oil in the underlying properties associated with SandRidge Mississippian were vastly overstated.
Perhaps nothing signalled the breakdown of the Mississippian polities more than the discontinuance of mound building by the peoples of the southeast.
9 [degrees]) from the two samples collected reveal that the shale is dominated by quartz, the most common mineral in Upper Devonian-Lower Mississippian strata exposed near Serpent Mound.
The 4,000-acre area was inhabited in 700 by Woodland Indians, then, from 800 to about 1400, by Indians of the Mississippian culture.
Archaeological investigation of the Missouri uplands adjacent to the American Bottom has been spotty, and most known Late Woodland, Emergent Mississippian, and Mississippian sites, with material culture assemblages that bear stylistic affinities with Cahokia area assemblages, are near stream valleys, with a few pockets of denser occupation, especially in the Big River valley in the vicinity of the Long Mound site (Adams 1949; Chapman 1980:100-107, 130-133, 153-156, 164-184, 229-240; Collins & Henning 1996; Griffin & Spaulding 1951:78; Milner 1998:120).
As the Mississippian ceremonial center faded, a new Lamar culture rose in the surrounding areas, blending Mississippian and Woodland elements.
Considerable attention has been paid to the geology and fossil invertebrates of the Mississippian strata of Missouri (e.
Cycling itself refers to the fluctuations in administrative levels in the chiefdom societies of the Mississippian era from village-level more egalitarian societies to simple chiefdoms and finally to hierarchical complex chiefdoms where a paramount chief controls a number of smaller chiefdoms and considerable land.
Based on a thorough review of the aforementioned 22 counties, TPG-Axon has found that WCT Resources controls roughly 475,000 acres throughout the Mississippian.
In its first 30 days of production, the George Plagg 1-18MH, a horizontal Mississippian well in Section 18-17N-2W produced 21,028 BOE.
Operations Update Mississippian Project - EnerJex drilled 35 oil wells and 14 secondary recovery water injection wells in its Mississippian Project during 2012.
Archaeologists investigate how the primary Mississippian chiefdoms developed out of pre-existing Late Woodland period tribal societies in what is now the southeastern US over the period 750-1050.

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