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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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Perhaps nothing signalled the breakdown of the Mississippian polities more than the discontinuance of mound building by the peoples of the southeast.
While those voters were not heard or even considered before last week's rushed House vote, Mississippians are now making their voices heard and contacting their state Senators.
It was at the summit where the principal Mississippian ruler lived, conducted ceremonies, and governed the city.
Catawba Valley Mississippian covers sites in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia that are organised into sets of phases according to river drainages.
It would be a shame if the legislature failed to support this vital industry in its time of need, and essentially asked all Mississippians to get ready for huge budget and service cuts.
The Mississippians were able to support such large towns because they had become master farmers.
When President John E Kennedy challenged the nation to land a man on the moon by the end of the 1960s, a Mississippian had an answer.
The Health Department is encouraged that so many Mississippians are protecting themselves against the flu.
Many of the selected memories will ring familiar bells to fellow Mississippians while evoking a sense of enlightenment in all.
Jackson Metro Co-chairman Beth Ann Herrin said: "From the start, we knew that the idea of Mississippians helping other Mississippians would work.
Jay Finnegan, chief executive officer of CMMC, said, "We are very pleased to offer this technology to Mississippians with brain abnormalities who were formerly faced with invasive surgery but now have the option of brain surgery without the knife.