Orendorf Settlement D: A Middle Mississippian Town Ceramic Assemblage

Alexey Zelin

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This paper reports preliminary results of the ceramic artifact analysis from the Settlement D occupation of the Orendorf site. The unfortunate circumstances in which the site was destroyed present a most informative glimpse of the ceramic assemblage of a Spoon River Middle Mississippian town on the Illinois River bluff during the 13th century. The badly burned floor material provides an inventory of the vessel forms and locations in the buildings at a particular moment, while the unburned sherds from the pit features allow detailed descriptions of the vessels present.
Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 2010


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