In 1953 the University of Illinois excavated three Middle Woodland mounds near the town of Mossville in the Central Illinois River Valley. These mounds, Caterpillar, Renchville and McDougal-Hartmann, constitute the Dickison South Mound Group (11P787). The mounds were constructed over sub-floor log tombs that contained extended and bundled burials. Analysis of the human remains according to current standardized methods was recently completed. Twenty-nine individuals, and isolated elements of at least another 16 individuals, were identified. This poster presents the results of the skeletal analysis including data on demography, pathology, taphonomy, postmortem treatment and the burial program.
|Published - 2010