Recent research has witnessed a resurgence of interest in the roles that population movements and other far-flung interactions played in Mississippian origins throughout the Southeast and Midwest. This paper contributes to this discussion through a presentation of data from our 2018 excavations at Fandel Mounds, an 11th-century outpost located near Upper Lake Peoria in the Central Illinois River Valley (CIRV). Recognizing that culture contact and population movements both to and from Cahokia were critical to the development of Mississippian culture, we pay particular attention to the ways in which local hinterland groups actively contributed to this process.
|Title of host publication
|Proceedings of the 75th Annual Meeting
|Published - 2018