The Orendorf site is a Spoon River Mississippian (AD 1150-1300) fortified village in the Central Illinois River Valley. Evidence from other fortified villages in the valley and Orendorf itself suggest that residents of the area experienced high levels of violent conflict. This conflict created dangerous conditions that may have impacted the daily lives of the people of Orendorf and influenced their basic subsistence and technological activities. A recently completed analysis of 171 flotation samples and 119 hand-collected samples from Orendorf’s Settlement D and comparison to other sites in the area are used to address this topic. The residents of Orendorf continued to employ a mixed foraging and farming strategy but may have chosen to shift their focus to accommodate for local conditions.
|Title of host publication
|Program and Abstracts - 63rd Annual Meeting
|Published - 2019