Ceramic owl effigies from ancient East St. Louis

Erin M. Benson, Joseph M. Galloy

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The article features the ceramic owl effigies found at the East St. Louis Mound in East St. Louis, Illinois. It states that the excavation found six ceramic effigies such as pottery vessels and figurines. It also compares professor David Aftandilian's interpretations of the effigies as owls are commonly associated with death, afterlife, sorcery and underworld.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10--13
JournalIllinois Antiquity
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2013


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