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COTTAGE INDUSTRIES: CONCEPTS AND IMPLICATIONS

Guy Prentice
Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology
Vol. 8, No. 1 (1983), pp. 17-48
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20707899
Page Count: 32
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COTTAGE INDUSTRIES: CONCEPTS AND IMPLICATIONS
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Abstract

Recent investigations in archaeology have demonstrated the importance of examining the role of the single-family occupation or "farmstead" in any attempt to interpret the fundamental economic processes and underlying social structure of the prehistoric Mississippians. Evidence for the part-time production of goods for trade at the household level (cottage industries) within the Mississippian economic system is presented and compared with the patterns of cottage industry production of the Bushong, Lele, and Knonso tribes of Africa as a means of constructing a basic cottage industry model that can be tested against the archaeological data. Evidence for the use of shell beads as trade items in pre-Colonial America and for the definition of chiefdom level societies during the Mississippian period are also discussed in light of the Mississippian cottage industry model proposed.

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