Markman, Charles W.
M.A. (Master of Arts)
Department of Anthropology
Land settlement patterns; Prehistoric--Illinois--Chicago Region; Prehistoric peoples--Illinois--Chicago Region
In the present study, the settlement history of the Chicago Lake Plain is investigated. The archaeological database from the Lake Calumet and Calumet City quadrangles of southern Cook County, Illinois, is analyzed. The discussion is divided into three chapters: Chapter One is an overview of the environmental history of the lake plain, including physical geography, vegetational and climate shifts, and the dynamic lake-level fluctuations; Chapter Two examines the regional prehistory and the archaeological database; and Chapter Three presents the results of inferential manipulation of environmental variables that generate a predictive model of prehistoric site placement. The settlement strategies of Archaic, Woodland, and Mississippian inhabitants are inferred.
Craig, Joseph, "Prehistoric occupation of the Chicago Lake Plain : predictive modeling of settlement location" (1988). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 4483.
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