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Publications and Preprints: Vincas P. Steponaitis


This page contains selected publications and preprints that are available in electronic form. It also contains links to descriptions of my books and to scholarly web sites that I have authored.
 

Monographs

Vincas P. Steponaitis (1983). Ceramics, Chronology, and Community Patterns, An Archaeological Study at Moundville. Academic Press, New York and San Francisco. [Table of Contents]

Susan C. Prezzano and Vincas P. Steponaitis (1990). Excavations at the Boland Site, 1984-1987: A Preliminary Report. Research Report 9. Research Laboratories of Anthropology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. [PDF]

R. P. Stephen Davis, Jr., Patrick Livingood, H. Trawick Ward, and Vincas P. Steponaitis (eds., 1998). Excavating Occaneechi Town: Archaeology of an Eighteenth-Century Indian Village in North Carolina. CD-ROM. University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill. [CD Edition (UNC Press)]  |  Web Edition (ibiblio)  |  [Web Edition (RLA)]

Vincas P. Steponaitis (ed., 1998). The Natchez District in the Old, Old South. Southern Research Report 11. Academic Affairs Library and Center for the Study of the American South, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. [Table of Contents]  |  [Internet Archive]

Vernon J. Knight, Jr., and Vincas P. Steponaitis (eds., 1998). Archaeology of the Moundville Chiefdom. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C. [Table of Contents]

Margo Price, Patricia Samford, and Vincas P. Steponaitis (2001). Intrigue of the Past: North Carolina's First Peoples. Monograph 3. Research Laboratories of Archaeology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. [Web Edition]

Vernon J. Knight, Jr., and Vincas P. Steponaitis (eds., 2007). Archaeology of the Moundville Chiefdom. New edition [reprint of 1998 edition with new preface]. University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa. [UA Press]  |  [Google Books]

Vincas P. Steponaitis (2009). Ceramics, Chronology, and Community Patterns, An Archaeological Study at Moundville. New edition [reprint of 1983 edition with new preface]. University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa. [UA Press]  |  [Google Books]
 

Articles

Vincas P. Steponaitis and Jeffrey P. Brain (1975). "Everyman's Magnetometer." Southeastern Archaeological Conference Bulletin 18: 168-179. [PDF]

Vincas P. Steponaitis and Jeffrey P. Brain (1976). "A Portable Differential Proton Magnetometer." Journal of Field Archaeology 3: 455-463. [PDF]

Vincas P. Steponaitis (1978). "Location Theory and Complex Chiefdoms: A Mississippian Example." In Mississippian Settlement Patterns, edited by Bruce D. Smith, pp. 417-453. Academic Press, New York. [PDF]

Vincas P. Steponaitis (1981). "Plaquemine Ceramic Chronology in the Natchez Region." Mississippi Archaeology 16(2): 6-19. [PDF]

Christopher S. Peebles, Margaret Schoeninger, Vincas P. Steponaitis, and C. Margaret Scarry (1981). "A Precious Bequest: Contemporary Research with the WPA-CCC Collections from Moundville, Alabama." Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 376: 433-447. [PDF]

Vincas P. Steponaitis (1981). "Settlement Hierarchies and Political Complexity in Nonmarket Societies: The Formative Period of the Valley of Mexico." American Anthropologist 83(2): 320-363. [PDF]

Vincas P. Steponaitis (1983). "More on Estimating Catchment Productivity in the Valley of Mexico." American Anthropologist 85(1): 129-135. [PDF]

Vincas P. Steponaitis (1983). "The Smithsonian Institution's Investigations at Moundville in 1869 and 1882." Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology 8(1): 127-160. [PDF]

Vincas P. Steponaitis (1984). "Some Further Remarks on Catchments, Nonproducers, and Tribute Flow in the Valley of Mexico." American Anthropologist 86(1): 143-148. [PDF]

Vincas P. Steponaitis (1985). "A Rejoinder to Ackerly and Young's Comments on My Analysis of Formative Period Sites in the Valley of Mexico." American Anthropologist 87(4): 897-904. [PDF]

Vincas P. Steponaitis (1986). "Political Growth and Agricultural Intensification: An Extension of the Valley of Mexico Model." American Anthropologist 88(3): 706-708. [PDF]

Vincas P. Steponaitis (1986). "Prehistoric Archaeology in the Southeastern United States, 1970-1985." Annual Review of Anthropology 15: 363-404. [PDF]

Vincas P. Steponaitis (1991). "Contrasting Patterns of Mississippian Development." In Chiefdoms: Power, Economy, and Ideology, edited by Timothy K. Earle, pp. 193-228. Cambridge University Press, New York. [PDF]

Vincas P. Steponaitis (1992). "Excavations at 1Tu50, An Early Mississippian Center Near Moundville." Southeastern Archaeology 11(1):1-13. [PDF]

Vincas P. Steponaitis (1992). "Yet Another Rattlesnake Disk From Moundville?" Journal of Alabama Archaeology 38(2): 163-169. [PDF]

Vincas P. Steponaitis and Keith W. Kintigh (1993). "Estimating Site Occupation Spans from Dated Artifact Types: Some New Approaches." In Archaeology of Eastern North America: Essays in Honor of Stephen Williams, edited by James B. Stoltman, pp. 349-361. Archaeological Report 25. Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson. [PDF]

Vincas P. Steponaitis, M. J. Blackman, and Hector Neff (1996). "Large-Scale Patterns in the Chemical Composition of Mississippian Pottery." American Antiquity 61(3): 555-572. [PDF]

C. Margaret Scarry and Vincas P. Steponaitis (1997). "Between Farmstead and Center: The Natural and Social Landscape of Moundville." In People, Plants, and Landscapes: Studies in Paleoethnobotany, edited by Kristen J. Gremillion, pp. 107-122. University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa. [PDF]

Hester Davis, Jeffrey Altschul, Judith Bense, Elizabeth Brumfiel, Shereen Lerner, James Miller, Vincas Steponaitis, and Joe Watkins (1999). "Teaching Archaeology in the 21st Century: Thoughts on Undergraduate Education." SAA Bulletin 17(1): 18-20. [HTML]

Daniel G. Gall and Vincas P. Steponaitis (2001). "Composition and Provenance of Greenstone Artifacts from Moundville." Southeastern Archaeology 20(2): 99-117. [PDF]

Cynthia Whitney, Vincas P. Steponaitis, and John J. W. Rogers (2002). "A Petrographic Study of Moundville Palettes." Southeastern Archaeology 21(2): 227-234. [PDF]

Robert J. Speakman, Michael D. Glascock, and Vincas P. Steponaitis (2008). "Geochemistry." In Woodland Pottery Sourcing in the Carolina Sandhills, edited by Joseph M. Herbert and Theresa E. McReynolds, pp. 98-119. Research Report 29. Research Laboratories of Archaeology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. [PDF]

Vincas P. Steponaitis, R. P. Stephen Davis, Jr., and H. Trawick Ward (2009). "Field Evaluation of Two Subsurface Augering Methods at Moundville." Southeastern Archaeology 28(2): 259-267. [PDF]

Gregory D. Wilson, Vincas P. Steponaitis, and Keith Jacobi (2010). "Social and Spatial Dimensions of Moundville Mortuary Practices." In Mississippian Mortuary Practices: Beyond Hierarchy and the Representationist Perspective, edited by Lynne P. Sullivan and Robert C. Mainfort, Jr., pp. 74-89. University Press of Florida, Gainesville. [PDF]

Vincas P. Steponaitis, Vernon J. Knight, Jr., George E. Lankford, Robert V. Sharp, and David H. Dye (2011). "Iconography of the Thruston Tablet." In Visualizing the Sacred: Cosmic Visions, Regionalism, and the Art of the Mississippian World, edited by George E. Lankford, F. Kent Reilly III, and James F. Garber, pp. 137-176. University of Texas Press, Austin. [PDF]

Vernon J. Knight, Jr., and Vincas P. Steponaitis (2011). "A Redefinition of the Hemphill Style in Mississippian Art." In Visualizing the Sacred: Cosmic Visions, Regionalism, and the Art of the Mississippian World, edited by George E. Lankford, F. Kent Reilly III, and James F. Garber, pp. 201-239. University of Texas Press, Austin. [PDF]

Vincas P. Steponaitis, Samuel E. Swanson, George Wheeler, and Penelope B. Drooker (2011). "The Provenance and Use of Etowah Palettes." American Antiquity 76(1): 81-106. [PDF]

Vincas P. Steponaitis and David T. Dockery III (2011). "Mississippian Effigy Pipes and the Glendon Limestone." American Antiquity 76(2): 345-354. [PDF]

Vincas P. Steponaitis (2012). "Mounds of Eastern North America." In The Oxford Companion to Archaeology, second edition, edited by Neil Asher Silberman et al., vol. 2, pp. 426-429. Oxford University Press, New York. [PDF]

Vincas P. Steponaitis (2012). "Moundville." In The Oxford Companion to Archaeology, second edition, edited by Neil Asher Silberman et al., vol. 2, p. 432. Oxford University Press, New York. [PDF]

Megan C. Kassabaum, Edward R. Henry, Vincas P. Steponaitis, and John W. O’Hear (2014). "Between Surface and Summit: The Process of Mound Construction at Feltus." Archaeological Prospection 14: 27-37. [PDFs]

Vincas P. Steponaitis and David T. Dockery III (2014). "A Tale of Two Pipes." Gilcrease Journal 21(1): 36-45. [PDF]

Vincas P. Steponaitis, Megan C. Kassabaum, and John W, O'Hear (2015). "Cahokia’s Coles Creek Predecessors." In Medieval Mississippians: The Cahokian World, edited by Susan M. Alt and Timothy R. Pauketat, pp. 12-19. SAR Press, Santa Fe. [PDF]

Vincas P. Steponaitis (2016). "Théorie de la localisation et chefferies complexes: un exemple mississippien." In Voyage dans l'archéologie spatiale anglo-saxonne, edited by François Favory and Sander van der Leeuw, pp. 147-168. Les cahiers de la MSHE Ledoux No. 25. Maison des Sciences de l'Homme et de l'Environnement Claude Nicolas Ledoux, Besançon, France. [Translation and reprint of 1978 article, "Location Theory and Complex Chiefdoms: A Mississippian Example."] [PDF]

Vincas P. Steponaitis and C. Margaret Scarry (2016). "New Directions in Moundville Research." In Rethinking Moundville and Its Hinterland, edited by Vincas P. Steponaitis and C. Margaret Scarry, pp. 1-22. University of Florida Press, Gainesville. [PDF, proof]

Vincas P. Steponaitis (2016). "Moundville Palettes: Prestige Goods or Inalienable Possessions?" In Rethinking Moundville and Its Hinterland, edited by Vincas P. Steponaitis and C. Margaret Scarry, pp. 121-133. University of Florida Press, Gainesville. [PDF, proof]

C. Margaret Scarry and Vincas P. Steponaitis (2016). "Moundville as a Ceremonial Ground." In Rethinking Moundville and Its Hinterland, edited by Vincas P. Steponaitis and C. Margaret Scarry, pp. 255-268. University of Florida Press, Gainesville. [PDF, proof]

Ian W. Brown and Vincas P. Steponaitis (2017). "The Grand Village of the Natchez Indians Was Indeed Grand: A Reconsideration of the Fatherland Site Landscape." In Forging Southeastern Identities: Social Archaeology and Ethnohistory of the Mississippian to Early Historic South, edited by Gregory A. Waselkov and Marvin T. Smith, pp. 182-204. [PDF, proof]

Vernon J. Knight, Jr., George E. Lankford, Erin Phillips, David H. Dye, Vincas P. Steponaitis, and Mitchell Childress (2017). "The Holly Bluff Style." Southeastern Archaeology 36(3): 195-213. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0734578X.2017.1286569] [PDF]

Vincas P. Steponaitis and Brandon L. Prickett (2017). "The Natchez Fort at Sicily Island, Louisiana." Louisiana Archaeology 41: 75-127. [PDF, proof]
 

Preprints

Vincas P. Steponaitis and James A. Nyman (2016). "Native Colonowares at Fort Rosalie." Report submitted to the Southeast Arcvheological Center, National Park Service, Tallahassee. [Draft of November 13, 2016.] [PDF]

Vincas P. Steponaitis, Vernon J. Knight, Jr., and George E. Lankford (2018). "Effigy Pipes of the Lower Mississippi Valley: Iconography, Style, and Function." [PDF]
 

Posters

Gall, Daniel G., and Vincas P. Steponaitis (2001). "Composition and Provenance of Greenstone Artifacts from Moundville." Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Chattanooga, Tennessee. [PDF]

Steponaitis, Vincas P., Megan Kassabaum, and John O'Hear (2012). "Coles Creek Earthworks and Ritual at the Feltus Mounds in Southwest Mississippi, AD 700-1100." Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Memphis, Tennessee. [PDF]

Steponaitis, Vincas P., Megan C. Kassabaum, and John W. O’Hear (2013). "The Scale and Complexity of Earthmoving at Feltus." Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Tampa, Florida. [PDF]

Melton, Mallory A., and Vincas P. Steponaitis (2013). "Sourcing Sandstone Effigy Pipes of the Lower Mississippi Valley." Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Tampa, Florida. [PDF]

Nyman, James A., and Vincas P. Steponaitis (2014). "Indian Pottery at Fort Rosalie in Natchez, a French Colonial Outpost in the Lower Mississippi Valley, 1716-1763." Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Austin, Texas. [PDF]

Steponaitis, Vincas P., Megan C. Kassabaum, and John W. O’Hear (2015). "The Uses of Platform-Mound Summits at a Coles Creek Site in Southwest Mississippi." Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. [PDF]

Steponaitis, Vincas P., Ashley A. Peles, John W. O’Hear (2018). "Coles Creek Summit Architecture at the Feltus Mounds." Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Augusta, Georgia. [PDF]
 

Web Resources

Vincas P. Steponaitis, Stephen Williams, R. P. Stephen Davis, Jr., Ian W. Brown, Tristram R. Kidder, and Melissa Salvanish (2002). LMS Archives Online. [RLA]

Vincas P. Steponaitis (2010). Early Maps of the American South. [RLA]

Vincas P. Steponaitis (2010). Early Maps of the American Midwest and Great Lakes. [RLA]

Vincas P. Steponaitis (2010). Early Maps of Colonial Natchez. [RLA]

Vincas P. Steponaitis (2010). The Crown Collection of Photographs of American Maps. [RLA]

Vincas P. Steponaitis (2010). Colonial Louisiana: Historical Narratives. [RLA]

Vincas P. Steponaitis (2010). Colonial Louisiana: Early Architectural Drawings. [RLA]

Vincas P. Steponaitis (2010). Colonial Natchez: Early French Documents. [RLA]

Vincas P. Steponaitis and Vernon J. Knight, Jr. (2011). Archive of Moundville Archaeology. [RLA]
 

Miscellaneous Works

Kenneth Ames, Martha Graham, Robert Kelly, Keith Kintigh, Vincas Steponaitis, and Philip Walker (2001). "Review of Secretary Babbitt's Final Determination of Cultural Affiliation for Kennewick Man." Appendix to the Society for American Archaeology's amicus curiae brief submitted to the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, civil case no. 96-1481-JE, Bonnichsen v. United States. [PDF]

Ian W. Brown and Vincas P. Steponaitis (2010). The Peabody Man: Jeffrey P. Brain. Borgo Press, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. [PDF]
 


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