Publication Date

1982

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Springer, James W.

Degree Name

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Department

Department of Anthropology

LCSH

Prehistoric peoples--Illinois||Indians of North America--Illinois--Commerce||Illinois--Antiquities

Abstract

Excavations and surface collections from the Apple River in Jo Daviess County, Illinois show that .the area was occupied since the very early Holocene, about 10,000 years ago. This work focuses upon the nature of trading relationships which were established during the Late Archaic beginning about 2,000 B.C. and ending with the Late Woodland occupation of the river by Effigy Mound people about 1,000 A.D. It is shown that the incipient trade associations had relevance to an understanding of later occupation of the Nickerson Focus on the Galena River by Hopewell culture traders. The effects of this occupation are then shown in the nature of the lithic technology of subsequent cultures which were effected by technological innovations brought to the area by the Hopewell Interaction Sphere.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.||Includes illustrations and maps.

Extent

ix, 150 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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