Mississippian period


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Mississippian period:

see Carboniferous periodCarboniferous period
, fifth period of the Paleozoic era of geologic time (see Geologic Timescale, table), from 350 to 290 million years ago. Historical Geology of the Period
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Most cave art, however, tends to date to the late prehistoric Mississippian period, c.
The human images from the Mississippian period are the most elaborate and detailed, exemplified by several mud glyphs from Mud Glyph Cave.
Figure 2, which shows the right hand of a figurine from the Mississippian period BBB Motor site in Illinois, illustrates how hoes were hafted and used (Emerson & Jackson 1984: Plates 5, 7).
20-30cm wide, much like those that held Mississippian period building and palisade posts.
However, the distinctive shell-tempered pottery of the Mississippian period is more poorly preserved than grit- or grog-tempered ceramics from earlier time periods.
6 times as long as the Emergent Mississippian period (400 years and 250 years, respectively), and there are twice as many Mississippian sites (n=88) represented by diagnostic ceramics as there are Emergent Mississippian sites (n=44).
Of these, at least five were decorated during the Mississippian period.
Ceramic fragments from test excavations in the vestibule date to the Late Woodland (500 AD-1000 AD) and Mississippian (1000 AD-1700 AD), especially late Mississippian periods.
As far as can be determined archaeologically, once locally powerful chiefdoms developed in some places early in the Mississippian period, neighbouring groups were displaced, absorbed into expanding complex chiefdoms or strengthened their position through ever-wider alliances.
Drilling targets on these lands include the potential for multiple light oil and natural gas zones in the Cretaceous, Jurassic and Mississippian periods.
These data indicate a dense occupation and/or presence of aboriginal groups along this segment of Little Tallasseehatchee Creek from the Paleoindian through Mississippian periods.
In the north-east Late Woodland is typically dated 1000-1500 AD and there are no Mississippian periods at all.