Our understanding past environments is greatly enriched by the study of the following.
Aitken, M.J. 1990. Science-Based Dating in Archaeology. Longman, London & NY.
Butzer, K.W. 1982. Archaeology as Human Ecology. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, MA.
Dictionary of Geological Terms. 1976. Anchor Press, Garden City, NY.
Evans, J.G. 1978. An Introduction to Environmental Archaeology. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY.
Gladfelter, B.G. 1981. "Developments and Directions in Geoarchaeology." In Advances in Archaeological Method and Theory, 4:343-364, edited by M.B. Schiffer. Academic Press, NY.
Flint, R.F. 1971. Glacial and Quaternary Geology. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., NY.
Stafford, C.R. and E.R. Hajic. 1992. "Landscape scale: Geoenvironmental Approaches to Prehistoric Settlement Strategies." In Space, Time, and Archaeological Landscapes, edited by J. Rossignol and L. Wandsnider. Plenum Press, NY.
West, R.G. 1977. Pleistocene Geology and Biology. Longman, London & NY.
Whittaker, R. 1975. Communities and Ecosystems. MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc., NY.
Davis, S.J.M. 1987. The Archaeology of Animals. Yale University Press, New Haven & London.
FAUNMAP. 1994. Faunmap: A Database Documenting Late Quaternary Distributions of Mammal Species in the United States. Illinois State Museum Scientific Papers, Vol. XXV, No.s 1 & 2. Illinois State Museum, Springfield.
Graham, R.W., H.A. Semken, Jr., and M.A. Graham (editors). 1987. Late Quaternary Mammalian Biogeography and Environments of the Great Plains and Prairies. Illinois State Museum Scientific Papers, Vol. XXII. Illinois State Museum, Springfield.
Kurten, B. and E. Anderson. 1980. Pleistocene Mammals of North America. Columbia University Press, NY.
The following selection of references provide detailed information on the environments of midwest river valleys.
Graham, R.W. et al. 1986. Quaternary Records of Southwestern Illinois and adjacent Missouri. American Quaternary Association, Field Guide. University of Illinois, Urbana.
Hajic, E.R. 1993. "Geomorphology of the northern American Bottom as Context for Archaeology. In Highways to the Past: Essays on Illinois Archaeology in Honor of Charles J. Baeris, edited by T.E. Emerson, A.C. Fortier, and D.L. McElrath. Illinois Archaeology 5:54-65.
Hajic, E.R. et al. 1989. Archaeological Geology and Geomorphology in the central Mississippi Ð lower Illinois River Valley Region, Illinois and Missouri. Guidebook, Geological Society of America, Archaeological Geology Division Field Trip.
Pauketat, S.L. and T.R. Pauketat. 1998. "Environment." In An Archaeological Survey of the Horseshoe Lake State Park, Madison County, Illinois, by T.R. Pauketat, M.A. Rees, and S.L. Pauketat, pp. 5-9. Illinois State Museum Reports of Investigations, No. 55. Illinois State Museum, Springfield.
White, W.P., S. Johannessen, P.G. Cross, and L.S. Kelly. 1984. "Environmental Setting." In American Bottom Archaeology: A Summary of the FAI-270 Project Contribution to the Culture History of the Mississippi River Valley, edited by C.J. Bareis and J.W. Porter, pp. 15-33. University of Illinois Press, Urbana.
Wiant, M.D., E.R. Hajic, and T.R. Styles. 1983. "Napoleon Hollow and Koster Site Stratigraphy: Implications for Holocene Landscape Evolution and Studies of Archaic Period Settlement Patterns in the lower Illinois River Valley." In Archaic Hunter and Gatherers in the American Midwest, edited by J.L. Phillips and J.A. Brown, pp. 147-164. Academic Press, NY.
United States Geological Survey
Glaciers at Rice University
Quaternary Studies at the University of Cincinnati
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