Mississippians, Microliths, and Remote Sensing: Comparing Patterns in the American Bottom and the Lower Mississippi Valley Burlington chert microliths

Michael Brent Lansdell, Edward R. Henry, Steven L. Boles

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Abstract

Burlington chert microliths are common at the Carson site in Northwest Mississippi, and the Kunnemann Tract at Cahokia. Both sites exhibit high densities of these artifacts on the ground surface and in feature contexts. Our recent investigations at Cahokia’s Kunnemann Tract utilized geophysical survey in an attempt to target features associated with high densities of surface collected microliths. Our results indicate a distribution of anomalies that implies a less dense and spatially segregated occupation signature for the Kunnemann vicinity. We compare our results with previous surface collections at Kunnemann to tease apart spatial correlations between microliths and Mississippian habitation.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 72th Annual Meeting
Pages60
Volume58
StatePublished - 2015

Publication series

NameBulletin

Keywords

  • ISAS

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