Interpreting Isotopic and Macrobotanical Evidence for Early Maize in the Eastern Woodlands: A Response to Hart and Colleagues

Mary L. Simon, Kristin M. Hedman, Thomas E Emerson

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Abstract

In the following response to Hart and colleagues (2021) we clarify our interpretations of the archaeological record for maize use from western Illinois. The robust archaeological record, newly obtained AMS dates, and evaluations of enamel apatite combine to support a late date for maize cultivation in this region. We reiterate that maize histories in the Eastern Woodlands may vary among different regions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)428-430
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Antiquity
Volume86
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2021

Keywords

  • American Bottom of Illinois
  • carbon isotope assays
  • maize

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • History
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Archaeology
  • Museology

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