The Styles and Distributions of Chunkey Stones in the Eastern Woodlands Public Deposited

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  • May 5, 2021
  • Paul, Aidan
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Curriculum in Archaeology
  • Recent studies of the indigenous North American game of chunkey have made it increasingly clear that it played an important role in the political, economic, and religious landscapes of Pre and Post-Colombian Eastern Woodland societies in addition to being a popular recreational activity. However, analysis of chunkey stones themselves, the primary archaeological signature of the game, are limited by an insufficient understanding of genre and style. This study attempts to move towards remedying this issue by conducting a stylistic and distributional analysis on a large sample (n = 266) of discoidals from across the Eastern Woodlands with the goal of systematically separating chunkey stones from other discoidals and identifying styles of chunkey stones and their approximate chronological spans and geographical distributions.
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  • Steponaitis, Vincas
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Curriculum in Archaeology
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