Ramey Incised jars are a well-established diagnostic marker of the Stirling phase (A.D. 1100–1200) in the American Bottom. The motifs they display are thought to represent various aspects of a Mississippian worldview. The recovery of a large sample of these jars from the East St. Louis Mound Precinct during recent excavations offers the opportunity to evaluate their chronological and spatial distributions. Using statistical analysis, we assess if and how the Ramey motifs at East St. Louis reflect our current understanding of the historical trajectory of the Cahokian polity, and identify chronologically sensitive design elements.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 74th Annual Meeting|
|State||Published - 2017|