Hodges, Denise C.
B.S. (Bachelor of Science)
Department of Anthropology
An excavation of Wedron Mounds in Wedron, IL conducted in the 1972 revealed burial mounds containing highly fragmented and incomplete skeletal material from a Native American population dating back to the Late Woodland period. A cursory examination of the material during the original excavation tentatively identified what was found and the sex of the ten individuals. This study re-examines the material and identifies the age, sex, and stature of each of the individuals. Several metric and non-metric techniques, as developed by osteologists and forensic anthropologists, are used in the determination of the three unknowns. The data collected here can be used as the foundation for a database of information for this understudied group of people.
Kolatorowicz, Adam, "Reconstruction and analysis of skeletal remains from Wedron mounds : a late woodland site in Wedron, IL" (2002). Honors Capstones. 946.
Northern Illinois University
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