Exploring Late Archaic Systematics in the LaMoine River Valley of West Central Illinois

Timothy Boyd, Aimee N. Roberts, David J. Nolan

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Abstract

Recent excavations in the upper portion of the LaMoine River Valley of Illinois have produced assemblages of small-sized dart points that have recently been radiocar-bon dated between the Late Archaic and Early Woodland periods. Analysis suggests that these cultural remains have characteristics similar to the Labras Lake/Floyd phases of the American Bottom and the Riverton horizon of the Wabash Valley. However, these assemblages seem to represent one or more heretofore-unidentified regional cultural phases or traditions. Currently, only a single Late Archaic cultural phase has been identified in the LaMoine River drainage. This paper presents data from these site assemblages and discusses the implications that this new infor-mation holds for regional Late Archaic-Early Woodland chronologies and culture history.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMAC 2014 Abstracts
Pages47
StatePublished - 2014

Keywords

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