Eating and Building in a Time of Conflict: Plant Remains from the Orendorf (11F1284) Site in the Central Illinois River Valley

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProgram and Abstracts - 63rd Annual Meeting
Pages33
StatePublished - 2019

Keywords

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