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1 The Myer-Dickson Phase and Late Woodland in West-Central Illinois Michael D. Conner Illinois State Museum Dickson Mounds Museum

2 Dickson Mounds Exhibit Building ca. 1958

3 Current Museum

4 Main Myer-Dickson and Dickson Mounds Area Excavated

5 Mortuary Area Burial Distribution

6

7 Mississippian Features and Structures

8 ComponentN% Indeterminate24261.3 Late Woodland10827.3 Mississippian4511.4 Total429100.0 Features by Component Main Area

9 Light GritDark GritBothTotal Exterior Surface N%N%N%N% Indeterminate1501 2100 Plain114.3457.1228.67100 Cordmarked or Smoothed CM 1730.41323.22646.456100 Total1929.21726.22944.665100 Myer-Dickson Vessels Surface Treatment by Temper

10 Myer-Dickson Plain Rims Vessel 67

11 Adams Tradition/Bauer Branch Sherds Interior Exterior Vessel 50 Lot 623 Lot 1240

12 Myer-Dickson Vessel Lip and Upper Rim No Longer Attached Vessel 1

13 Myer-Dickson Vessel Vessel 2 Vessel 5

14 Myer-Dickson Vessel Vessel 66

15 Myer-Dickson Vessel Vessel 67

16 Cross cutExteriorInteriorInterior/ExteriorTotal Decoration TypeN%N%N%N%N% Plain dowel250733.31970.42852.8 Cord-wrapped stick 1152.4622.21732.1 Cord- impressed/plain dowel 110011.9 Looped cord14.811.9 Slit25014.827.459.4 V14.811.9 Total410021100271001 53100 Myer-Dickson Vessels Lip Decoration

17 Late Woodland Feature Examples

18 ComponentCountMeanMinMax Indeterminate215891913 Late Woodland 9618311,125 Mississippian48589223,324 Feature Volume (l)

19 ComponentSandstoneIgneous Indeterminate4.23.9 Late Woodland6.28.9 Mississippian0.9 Rock Density (g/l)

20 Late Woodland Features

21 Late Woodland and Indeterminate Features

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23 Late Woodland Koster Points

24 Steuben and Ansell Points

25 Late Woodland Side-Notched Points

26 Ceramic Component of Context IndeterminateLate WoodlandMississippianTotal TypeN%N%N%N% Late Woodland Ansell315.835.3 Stueben315.818.347.0 Koster631.6866.713.91526.3 Klunk15.3325.013.958.8 Maple Mills15.313.923.5 Total1473.712100.0311.52950.9 Mississippian Cahokia315.8830.81119.3 Madison210.51557.71729.8 Total526.32388.52849.1 Total19100.012100.026100.057100.0 Projectile Points

27 Adams Tradition/Bauer Branch Sherds Interior Exterior Vessel 50 Lot 623 Lot 1240

28 Late Woodland Dates

29 Rench and Myer-Dickson Calibrated Radiocarbon Dates

30 Rench Plain

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32 Area Shaded Relief Myer-Dickson

33 Bauer Branch and Myer-Dickson Calibrated Radiocarbon Dates

34 Maples Mills and Myer-Dickson Calibrated Radiocarbon Dates

35 Area Shaded Relief Myer-Dickson

36 Sny Bottom Late Woodland and Myer-Dickson Calibrated Radiocarbon Dates

37 Fall Creek Cordmarked

38 Cross cutExteriorInteriorOtherTotal TypeN%N%N%N%N% Cord-wrapped stick 1315.75940.13435.81037.011633.0 Jointed grass stem 2024.14429.91920.0311.18624.4 Plain dowel4655.43523.83435.8414.811933.8 Other44.896.188.41037.0318.8 Total83100.0147100.095100.027100.0352100.0 Fall Creek Cordmarked

39 Punctated and Cord Impressed


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