Author

Joseph Craig

Publication Date

1988

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Markman, Charles W.

Degree Name

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Department

Department of Anthropology

LCSH

Land settlement patterns, Prehistoric--Illinois--Chicago Region||Prehistoric peoples--Illinois--Chicago Region

Abstract

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.

Comments

Bibliography: pages [75]-80.

Extent

80 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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