Lamanitish arrows and eagles with lead eyes: tales of the First recorded explorations in an Illinois Valley Hopewell mound

Kenneth B. Farnsworth

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Abstract

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 Historical documents that discuss the early explorations there are evaluated below in light of recent professional excavations at the site to help interpret the structure and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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25--48
JournalIllinois Archaeology: Journal of the Illinois Archaeology Survey
Volume22
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2010

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