Elliot M. Abrams

Elliot M. Abrams, a professor of anthropology at Ohio University, has conducted field research for more than two decades in Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, and Belize, as well as in the Ohio River Valley. He is the author of How the Maya Built Their World.

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The Emergence of the Moundbuilders · The Archaeology of Tribal Societies in Southeastern Ohio
Edited by Elliot M. Abrams and AnnCorinne Freter

Native American societies, often viewed as unchanging, in fact experienced a rich process of cultural innovation in the millennia prior to recorded history. Societies of the Hocking River Valley in southeastern Ohio, part of the Ohio River Valley, created a tribal organization beginning about 2000 bc.

“This work’s anthropological perspective goes beyond more traditional treatments of prehistory. The focus on the tribal level of socio-political organization is particularly noteworthy. The result is an updated and very useful treatment of Hocking Valley prehistory.”

Brian G. Redmond, Director of Science and John Otis Hower Chair of Archaeology, The Cleveland Museum of Natural History