a hard, dark, opaque rock composed of silica
chert
societies are called chiefdoms because they were governed by small groups of elites or even by a single individual
Mississippian Commoners
One of the most distinctive cultures developed in the precontact Southeast and is called Mississippian by anthropologists and historians
Mississippian Elites
the art or practice of garden cultivation and management
Horticulture
technical or chiefly British term for corn
Maize
ative American civilization archeologists date from approximately 800 CE to 1600 CE
Mississippian Indians
a large wooded swamp area in SE Georgia
Okefenokee Swamp
a building technique employing wattles plastered with clay and mud
Wattle and Daub
practices or spirit; commercialism
mercantilism
Empire during the 16th to 19th centuries in an area extending from Mexico and southwestern
Spanish Missions
a fence or other obstacle that prevents movement or access
Barrier Islands
Spanish explorer and conquistador who led the first European expedition deep into the territory
Hernando De Soto