The Cahokia fenestrated shell gorget

Laura Kozuch

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In 1969, Charles J. Bareis found an intact gorget made from a lightning whelk at Cahokia. Although images of it have been well circulated, its exact provenience has never been published, and this article pinpoints the location at Cahokia near Mound 17. I also discuss my attempts to replicate the process of shell fenestration.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)502--507
JournalIllinois Archaeology: Journal of the Illinois Archaeology Survey
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2010


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