From 2008 through 2012 the Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS) excavated over eleven hectares (or approximately 5%) of the East St. Louis Mounds Center (115706). The excavations were undertaken in preparation for IDOT's construc-tion of the new Interstate 70 Connector, a key part of Illinois and Missouri's joint Mississippi River Bridge (MRB) Project. Approximately 6,000 prehistoric features dating to the Terminal Late Woodland and Mississippian periods were uncovered and excavated during the course of the investigation. Beginning in 2013 eight ISAS staff members at the Central Illinois Field Office and American Bottom Field Station scanned and digitized over 2,000 feature plan maps creating the base data for one of the largest site geographic information systems in the history of Midwestern archaeology. This poster presents the preliminary site temporal component maps for 11 S706, a review of our cartographic methodology, and proposes future directions for spatial analysis utilizing this unique dataset.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||MAC 2014 Abstracts|
|State||Published - 2014|