By J. Eric Thompson, George E. Stuart

A Catalog of Maya Hieroglyphs (Civilization of the yank Indian)

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S. Copyright law is illegal and injures the author and publisher. For permission to reuse this work, contact the University of Alabama Press. 6 / Chapter 1 existence of burials in the plaza that probably represent the immediate family of the town chief, this structure demonstrates that residents of the King site had their own political institutions and controlled their own affairs to a significant degree. The structure and the large post, furthermore, were probably symbols of the community’s existence and identity.

According to the USDA soil survey for Floyd County (Tate 1978), the Rome and Etowah soils are well drained, high to moderately high in natural fertility, and produce the highest yield of corn (95–100 bushels per acre under a “high level of management”) in the county (Tate 1978:Table 2). The Toccoa soils are well drained but are frequently wet, have moderate natural fertility, and yield 90 bushels of corn per acre. The Chewacla, Roanoke, and Wax soils are poorly drained and generally poorly suited for row crops, although Chewacla Silt Loam is identified in the county soil survey report as having a very high corn yield of 100 bushels per acre.

Four or more secondary centers with a single platform mound were distributed up and down the respective river valleys for a total distance of approximately 40 km (King 2003; Knight and Steponaitis 1998). The early Spanish documents describe situations in which a number of chiefdoms were under the political domination or control of another more powerful chiefdom and its leader (Hudson et al. 1985). At least three such paramount chiefdoms can be identified in the Southern Appalachian region in the mid-sixteenth century: Coosa, comprised of at least seven chiefdoms lo- You are reading copyrighted material published by the University of Alabama Press.

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