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The Headpots of Northeast Arkansas and Southern Pemiscot County, Missouri

The Headpots of Northeast Arkansas and Southern Pemiscot County, Missouri (Hardback)

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This title discusses about rare and mysterious pottery from the Mississippian Culture. In 1981, James F. Cherry embarked on what evolved into a passionate, personal quest to identify and document all the known headpots of Mississippian Indian culture from northeast Arkansas and the bootheel region of southeast Missouri. Produced by two groups the Spanish called the Casqui and Pacaha and dating circa AD 1400-1700, headpots occur, with few exceptions, only in a small region of Arkansas and Missouri. Relatively little is known about these headpots: did they portray kinsmen or enemies, the living or the dead or were they used in ceremonies, in everyday life, or exclusively for the sepulcher? Cherry's decades of research have culminated in the lavishly illustrated "The Headpots of Northeast Arkansas and Southern Pemiscot County, Missouri", a fascinating, comprehensive catalog of 138 identified classical style headpots and an invaluable resource for understanding the meaning of these remarkable ceramic vessels.

James F. Cherry is a retired physician who has been researching headpots for over twenty-five years. He lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Robert C. Mainfort Jr. is an archaeolgist with the Arkansas Archeological Survey, a professor of anthropology at the University of Arkansas, and the author of Sam Dellinger: Raiders of the Lost Arkansas (University of Arkansas Press).

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