Publication Date

1984

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Markman, Charles W.

Degree Name

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Department

Department of Anthropology

LCSH

Mounds--Illinois--Conservation and restoration||Illinois--Antiquities

Abstract

Documented effigy mound complexes in the northern two tiers of Illinois counties of the Effigy Mound region are described and discussed. Mound number, form, distribution, previous investigation, and recent effigy survey are covered in the study. Current findings indicate that 88% of recorded Illinois effigy mounds have been destroyed. This figure supports rates of destruction recently calculated for Iowa and Wisconsin mounds. Suggestions are made for preservation of remaining mounds. Analysis of several variables indicates distribution patterns of Illinois sites correlate with those determined for adjacent states. Complexes tend to be associated with major waterways. They often occur in groups or clusters along rivers. Junctures between intermittent streams and rivers are favored site locations.

Comments

Bibliography: pages 92-97.

Extent

vii, 97 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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Text

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