Talk:Spiro Mounds

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Women's contributions?[edit]

Women were half of the Mississippian culture and later historic tribes, yet they barely appear. Traditionally, they would have made many of the textiles and pottery which contributed to the symbolism and development of the culture. In recent decades, researchers have understood that women's cooking and cultivation of distinct varieties of maize, squash and beans contributed strongly to the development of civilizations. Undoubtedly they had women only rituals in both the Mississippian and historic periods. The article needs to include their contributions.Parkwells (talk) 14:35, 7 December 2010 (UTC)