ocated in Borrow Pit #25 on the bluff edge of the Illinois uplands, the Holdener site is one of several such sites which have provided information complimenting that obtained from sites in the American Bottom proper. Ceramics and three 14C dates, averaging AD 670 (uncorrected), place the principal Holdener site occupation within the Patrick phase as it is currently defined. Unlike other sites in the American Bottom, the Holdener site was primarily a mortuary site where remains of the dead were stored on two elevated platforms prior to dismemberment and burial in the earth at some other location.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Place of Publication||Urbana|
|Publisher||Illinois State Archaeological Survey|
|State||Published - 1994|
Wittry, W. L., Arnold, J. C., Witty, C. O., & Pauketat, T. R. (1994). The Holdener Site: Late Woodland, Emergent Mississippian, and Mississippian Occupations in the American Bottom Uplands. (FAI-270 Reports; Vol. 26). Illinois State Archaeological Survey.