Middle and Late Archaic occupations at the White Bend Site, Hancock County, Illinois

Richard L. Fishel, David J. Nolan

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Abstract

The White Bend site (11HA938) is a multicomponent occupation within the LaMoine Valley of Hancock County, Illinois, that consists of a near-surface Woodland midden separated from two deeper Archaic-age middens incorporated in buried paleosols (Buried Soil 1, Buried Soil 2) by a zone of culturally sterile soil approximately 65-cm-thick. This article presents a preliminary summary of the results of the investigations into the two Archaic middens and associated pit features. Diagnostic materials include Osceola and Godar points, both of which are affiliated with the Hemphill horizon; McLean points, which are affiliated with the Falling Springs horizon; and Matanzas and Karnak points, both of which are affiliated with the Helton horizon. Eleven radiocarbon dates were also obtained from the Archaic features.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)798--818
JournalIllinois Archaeology: Journal of the Illinois Archaeology Survey
Volume22
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2010

Keywords

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