The Archaic Mortuary Component at the Broglio Site (11WM80), Williamson County, Illinois

Aimee Carbaugh, Brent Lansdell

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This poster presents the results of recent archaeological and osteological investiga-tions at the Broglio Site (11WM80), a Late Middle Archaic to Late Archaic mortuary site superimposed by an Early to Middle Woodland occupation in south-central Illinois. The Archaic component of the site is comprised mainly of a cluster of individual burials. The interments are consistent with other Archaic mortuary sites in the region, with individuals placed in shallow graves in a flexed or semi-flexed position. Some of the grave offerings recovered include shell beads and projec-tile points. Twenty-one individuals were identified and range in age from 38 fetal weeks to old adult, with nearly an equal number of males and females represented. General indicators of stress were observed on a number of individuals. A lack of internal organization to the graves and the small number of burials suggests use of the site over time by a single group of people.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMAC 2014
StatePublished - 2014


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