Our Hidden Landscapes
Indigenous Stone Ceremonial Sites in Eastern North America
This volume introduces readers to eastern North America’s Indigenous ceremonial stone landscapes (CSLs)—sacred sites whose principal identifying characteristics are built stone structures that cluster within specific physical landscapes. Our Hidden Landscapes presents these often unrecognized sites as significant cultural landscapes in need of protection and preservation.
In this book, Native American authors provide perspectives on the cultural meaning and significance of CSLs and their characteristics, while professional archaeologists and anthropologists provide a variety of approaches for better understanding, protecting, and preserving them. The chapters present overwhelming evidence in the form of oral tradition, historic documentation, ethnographies, and archaeological research that these important sites created and used by Indigenous peoples are deserving of protection.
This work enables archaeologists, historians, conservationists, foresters, and members of the general public to recognize these important ritual sites.
Nohham Rolf Cachat-Schilling
Julia A. King
Johannes (Jannie) H. N. Loubser
Frederick W. Martin
Charity Moore Norton
Paul A. Robinson
Laurie W. Rush
Scott M. Strickland
Kathleen Patricia Thrane
Matthew Victor Weiss