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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||MAC 2014 Abstracts|
|State||Published - 2014|