Markman, Charles W.
M.A. (Master of Arts)
Department of Anthropology
Mounds--Illinois--Conservation and restoration; Illinois--Antiquities
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.
Boris, Carol A., "Effigy mounds in Northern Illinois : an analysis of an endangered cultural resource" (1984). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 2818.
vii, 97 pages
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