The Buried Gardens of Kampsville (TBGOK, 11C373) is a Middle Woodland, bluff-base habitation site located in Kampsville, IL. TBGOK was excavated by the Center for American Archeology (CAA) during the 1970s and more recently by the CAA’s Education Program (2004 – 2013). This paper draws from the 1970s and recent excavations to review and expand our current understanding of TBGOK. The artifact assemblage from the 1970s excavations had a high frequency of Hopewell wares and non-local materials: artifacts associated with the Hopewell phenomenon. Frequencies of material classes from TBGOK are compared to those from Napoleon Hollow (11PK500) and Smiling Dan (11ST123). Napoleon Hollow has been considered a ritual camp, used while mortuary activities were conducted at nearby mound groups, and Smiling Dan represents a habitation site. Comparison of material assemblages from TBGOK to Napoleon Hollow and Smiling Dan help expand current interpretations of activities conducted by people living at TBGOK.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||MAC, Midwest Archaeological Conference|
|State||Published - 2013|