A number of borrow pits likely associated with a nearby ridge-top mound were ex-cavated during the 2011 field season at the East Saint Louis Mound Complex. These borrows were refilled and the area capped to create a plaza south of the mound. This reclamation event appears to have been ritually orchestrated with the probable intent to create a purified sacred space. A comparison to Cahokia borrows demon-strates both similarities and differences which will be discussed briefly.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||MAC 2014 Abstracts|
|State||Published - 2014|