Identifying black drink ceremonialism at Cahokia: chemical residue analysis

Thomas E. Emerson, Timothy R. Pauketat

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The article presents the chemical residue analysis to identify a black drink ceremonialism at Cahokia, a historic site located near modern St. Louis, Missouri. Topics discussed include residues analysis based on differentially preserved drinks; various factors such as the porosity of ceramic paste, original firing temperature of the pottery that affect the analysis; and the analysis of eight ceramic beaker samples, excavated at four separate sites.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6--7
JournalIllinois Antiquity
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2015


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