Two of the first historically recorded pioneer mound excavations in the lower Illinois Valley area were undertaken in 1834 and 1840 at Naples-Russell Mound #8, an imposing bluff-top mortuary structure situated on the Illinois River bluffs in Pike County. Historical documents that discuss the early explorations there are evaluated below in light of recent professional excavations at the site to help interpret the structure and function of this imposing Middle Woodland mortuary feature.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Illinois Archaeology: Journal of the Illinois Archaeology Survey|
|State||Published - 2010|