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

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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

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7 Mississippian Features and Structures

8 ComponentN% Indeterminate Late Woodland Mississippian Total Features by Component Main Area

9 Light GritDark GritBothTotal Exterior Surface N%N%N%N% Indeterminate Plain Cordmarked or Smoothed CM Total 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 dowel Cord-wrapped stick Cord- impressed/plain dowel Looped cord Slit V Total Myer-Dickson Vessels Lip Decoration

17 Late Woodland Feature Examples

18 ComponentCountMeanMinMax Indeterminate Late Woodland ,125 Mississippian ,324 Feature Volume (l)

19 ComponentSandstoneIgneous Indeterminate Late Woodland 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 Ansell Stueben Koster Klunk Maple Mills Total Mississippian Cahokia Madison Total Total 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 Jointed grass stem Plain dowel Other Total Fall Creek Cordmarked

39 Punctated and Cord Impressed


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