Exotic Cultural Material and Crafting at the East Saint Louis Mound Complex

Steve Boles, Thomas E. Emerson, H. Blaine Ensor

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The role of exotics and workshops in the rise of complex societies continues to be of vital interest to archaeologists. Recent and ongoing excavations at east St. Louis have yielded a variety of non-local ceramic and lithic items from Lohmann and Stirling phase contexts. We discuss some of these exotic items that infer interactions with and influences from various outside groups, as well as, the crafting of utilitarian and non-utilitarian items from local and non-local raw material in what might be workshop localities within the residential areas.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 69th Annual Meeting
PublisherSoutheastern Archaeological Conference
StatePublished - 2012
EventSoutheastern Archaeological Conference 69th Annual Meeting - Baton Rouge, LA
Duration: Nov 7 2012Nov 10 2012

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ConferenceSoutheastern Archaeological Conference 69th Annual Meeting
CityBaton Rouge, LA


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