During the 2012 field season, crews from the Illinois State Archaeological Survey undertook mitigative excavations at 11HE194, a ca. 1835-1860 farmstead in rural Henderson County, Illinois. While the residential compound yielded a relatively familiar assemblage, a nearby scatter of underfired, overfired, and otherwise malformed soft-paste brick yielded the pristine, subplowzone footprint of a single-use brick clamp. Although not unique, the preservation of such features in the Midwest is relatively uncommon. This paper will summarize our findings in relation to this site, and provide comparative data relative to the process and to comparable sites in the region.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||MAC, Midwest Archaeological Conference|
|State||Published - 2013|