General health and mortuary behavior of the Early Archaic inhabitants of the Middle Mississippi Valley are not well known. This paper presents new data on health and mortuary behavior from Modoc Rockshelter and the nearby Kaskaskia Mine site – two roughly contemporaneous Archaic rockshelter sites located in Randolph County, Illinois. Results from these analyses are placed within a broader regional context through comparisons with Early Archaic and Middle Archaic populations in the Midwest.
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Published - 2010|