Preliminary Results of a Joint ISU and ISAS Field School at the Noble-Wieting Site (11ML24)

G. Logan Miller, B. Jacob Skousen, Robert G. McCullough

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Abstract

The Noble-Wieting site (11ML24) is a 5.8 acre Langford mound and village settlement located in central Illinois. The ceramics, site structure, and environmental setting of Noble-Wieting are typical of the northern Illinois Lang-ford Tradition, but previous investigations at the site recovered Langford and Mississippian ceramics from the same contexts, possible evidence of interaction between these groups. Here we present preliminary results of a collaborative field school at Noble-Wieting involving Illinois State University and the Illinois State Archaeological Survey. Our excavations focused on two areas: a linear arrangement of anomalies believed to represent a stockade wall and an isolated structure. Rather than a palisade, we encountered a series of shallow pits. The structure exhibited unique characteristics – continuous wall trenches, an entryway, and a mix of Langford and Mississippian pottery. While these excavations did not clarify the relationship between Langford and Mississippian peoples, they did provide new information on Langford Tradition architecture.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProgram and Abstracts - 61st Annual Meeting
Pages113
StatePublished - 2017

Keywords

  • ISAS

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