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This list of readings has been compiled with two things in mind. First, we have selected articles and books that are generally available to the public. A few of these readings were written for a public audience, but most have been written in a more technical style. The sections of the reading list follow the culture history and regional divisions presented in the previous issue of Illinois Antiquity, Vol. 35, No. 3, Discover Illinois Archaeology. Second, we have intentionally selected compendiums of specific subjects with the idea that they contain extensive bibliographies that will direct the reader to numerous other sources.

By a recent count, more than 10,000 technical reports, articles, and monographs have been written on Illinois archaeology, and there are probably triple that number of unpublished papers on the subject. We hope this list will provide a place to begin your continued discovery of Illinois archaeology.

Alice Berkson, Duane Esarey, Mike Wiant

 

CULTURE HISTORY

Paleoindian Period

Fagan, Brian M.

1987 The Great Journey: The Peopling of Ancient America. Thames and Hudson.

Graham, Russell W.

1981 Kimmswick: A Clovis-Mastodon Association in Eastern Missouri. Science 312: 1115-1117.

Grumet, Robert S. and David S. Brose (editors)

2000 The Earliest Americans. In Common Ground: Archaeology and Ethnography in the Public Interest, pp. 15-33. Archaeology and Ethnography Program, National Park Service, Washington D.C.

 

Archaic Period

Phillips, James and James A. Brown (editors)

1983 Archaic Hunters and Gatherers in the American Midwest. Academic Press, New York.

Fowler, Melvin L.

1959 Summary Report of the Modoc Rock Shelter: 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956. Reports of Investigations No. 8. Illinois State Museum, Springfield.

Jeffries, Richard W.

1987 The Archaeology of Carrier Mills: 10,000 Years in the Saline Valley of Illinois. Southern Illinois University Press.

Struever, Stuart and Felicia Antonelli Holton

1979 Koster: Americans in Search of Their Prehistoric Past. Anchor Press/Doubleday.

 

Woodland Period

Deuel, Thorne (editor)

1952 Hopewellian Communities in Illinois. Scientific Papers 5. Illinois State Museum, Springfield.

Emerson, Thomas E., Dale L. McElrath, and Andrew C. Fortier (editors)

2000 Late Woodland Societies: Tradition and Transformation across the Midcontinent. University of Nebraska Press.

Farnsworth, Kenneth B. and Thomas E. Emerson (editors)

1986 Early Woodland Archeology. Center for American Archeology, Kampsville Seminars in Archeology, Volume 2. Kampsville.

 Herold, Elaine Bluhm (editor)

1965 Middle Woodland Sites in Illinois. Bulletin 5. Illinois Archaeological Survey, Urbana.

Silverberg, Robert

1968 Mound Builders of Ancient America: The Archaeology of a Myth. New York Graphic Society, Ltd.

 

Mississippian Period

Emerson, Thomas E. and R. Barry Lewis

1991 Cahokia and the Hinterlands: Middle Mississippian Cultures of the Midwest. University of Illinois Press, Urbana.

Folwer, Melvin L.

1997 The Cahokia Atlas: A Historical Atlas of Cahokia Archaeology. Revised Edition. Illinois Transportation Archaeological Research Program, University of Illinois, Urbana.

Kelly, John E.

1990 The Emergence of Mississippian Culture in the American Bottom Region. In The Mississippian Emergence. Bruce D. Smith, editor, Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C.

Milner, George R.

1990 The Late Prehistoric Cahokia Cultural System of the Mississippi River Valley: Foundations, Florescence, and Fragmentation. Journal of World Prehistory. 4:1-43.

Mink, Claudia Gellman

1999 Cahokia: City of the Sun. Revised Edition. Cahokia Mounds Museum Society, Collinsville, Illinois.

Pauketat, Timothy R. and Thomas E. Emerson

1997 Cahokia: Domination and Ideology in the Mississippian World. University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln.

 

Late Prehistoric Period

Anderson, David G.

1991 Examining Prehistoric Settlement Distribution in Eastern North America. Archaeology of Eastern North America 19:1 22.

Brown, James A. and Patricia J. O'Brien (editors)

1990 At the Edge of Prehistory: Huber Phase Archaeology in the Chicago Area. Illinois Department of Transportation and Center for American Archeology, Kampsville, Illinois.

Dye, David H. and Cheryl Anne Cox (editors)

1990 Towns and Temples Along the Mississippi. The University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa.

Hollinger, R. Eric and David W. Benn

1998 Oneota Taxonomy: Papers from the Oneota Symposuim of the 54th Plains Anthropological Conference, 1996. The Wisconsin Archaeologist 79:2.

Santure, Sharron K., Alan D. Harn, Duane Esarey, Frances B. King, Nicholas W. Klobuchar, George R. Milner, Virginia G. Smith, Bonnie W. Styles

1990 Archaeological Investigations at the Morton Village and Norris Farms 36 Cemetery. Illinois State Museum, Reports of Investigations 45, Springfield.

 

Colonial Period

Brown, Margaret Kimball and Lawrie Cena Dean

1995 The French Colony in the Mid-Mississippi Valley. American Kestrel Books, Carbondale, Illinois.

Franke, Judith A.

1995 French Peoria and the Illinois Country 1673-1846. Popular Science Series, Vol. XII, Illinois State Museum, Springfield.

Walthall, John A. (editor)

1991 French Colonial Archaeology: The Illinois Country and the Western Great Lakes. University of Illinois Press.

Walthall, John A. and Thomas Emerson (editors)

1992 Calumet and Fleur-De-Lys: Archaeology of Indian and French Contact in the Midcontinent. Smithsonian Press.

Warren, Robert E. and John A. Walthall

1998 Illini Archaeology: Cultural Heritage and Repatriation. The Living Museum 60(2): 10-14.

 

American Period

Mansberger, Floyd

1997 Early Industrialized Pottery Production in Illinois: Archaeological Investigations at White and Company's Gooselake Stoneware Manufactury and Tile Works, Rural Grundy County, Illinois. Reports of Investigations, No. 53, Illinois State Museum, Springfield.

Rohrbaugh, Charles L. and Thomas E. Emerson (editors)

1988 Historic Archaeology in Illinois. Research Report 8, Midwestern Archaeological Research Center; Illinois Cultural Resources Study 6, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, Springfield.

Schroeder, Erik K. (editor)

1991 Landscape, Architecture, and Artifacts: Historical Archaeology of Nineteenth-Century Illinois. Illinois Cultural Resources Study 15. Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, Springfield.

Wagner, Mark J. and Mary R. McCorvie

1992 The Archaeology of the Old Landmark Tavern: Nine-teenth Century Taverns along the St. Louis - Vincennes Trace in Southern Illinois. Illinois Department of Transportation and Center for American Archeology.

 

ILLINOIS REGIONAL STUDIES

Northwestern Illinois

Benchley, Elizabeth, Michael Gregg and Mark J. Dudzik

1977 Recent Investigations at Albany Mounds, Whiteside County, Illinois. Circular No. 2, Illinois Archaeological Survey, Urbana.

Emerson, Thomas E. (editor)

1999 The Keeshin Farm Site and the Rock River Langford Tradition in Northern Illinois. Illinois Transportation Archaeological Research Program, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois, Urbana.

Herold, Elaine Bluhm

1971 The Indian Mounds at Albany, Illinois. Davenport Museum Anthropological Papers No. 1.

Phillippe, Joseph S.

1990 The Drake Site: Subsistence and Status at a Rural Illinois Farmstead. Midwestern Archaeological Research Center, Illinois State University, Normal.

 

Northeastern Illinois

Doershuk, John

1988 Plenemuk Mound and the Archaeology of Will County. Illinois Cultural Resources Studies No. 3, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, Springfield.

Jeske, Robert J.

1988 The Archaeology of the Chain O'Lakes Region in Northeastern Illinois. Illinois Cultural Resources Study No. 5, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, Springfield.

Lurie, Rochelle and Robert J. Jeske

1988 Prehistoric People in McHenry County. Second Edition. The McHenry County Conservation District, Ringwood, Illinois.

Markman, Charles W.

1991 Chicago Before History: The Prehistoric Archaeology of a Modern Metropolitan Area. Studies in Illinois Archaeology 7, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, Springfield.

Rohrbaugh, Charles L., Lenville, J. Stelle, Thomas E. Emerson, Gregory R. Walz, and John T. Penman

1998 The Archaeology of the Grand Village of the Illinois: Report of the Grand Village Research Project, 1991-1996; Grand Village of the Illinois State Historic Site (11LS13), LaSalle County, Illinois. Illinois Transportation Archaeological Research Program, Research Papers No. 60. Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois, Urbana.

 

West Central Illinois

Harn, Alan D.

1980 The Prehistory of Dickson Mounds: The Dickson Excavation. Reports of Investigations, No. 35. Illinois State Museum, Springfield.

McConaughy, Mark A., Mary J. Bade, Roger Boydston, Claude V. Jackson, Frances B. King, Elliott Lax, Terrance J. Martin, Marl Carol Masulis, Harold B. Rollins, Frank J. Vento

1993 Rench: A Stratified Site in the Central Illinois River Valley. Reports of Investigations No. 49, Illinois State Museum, Springfield.

Meinkoth, Michael C.

1995 The Sister Creeks Site Mounds: Middle Woodland mortuary Practices in the Illinois River Valley. Illinois Transportation Archaeological Research Program Reports No. 2, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

 

The American Bottom

Ahler, Steven R., M. J. Bade, F.B. King, B. S. Styles, and P. J. Thorson

1992 Late Archaic Components at Modoc Rock Shelter, Randolph County, Illinois. Reports of Investigations No. 48, Illinois State Museum, Springfield.

Bareis, Charles J. and James W. Porter

1984 American Bottom Archaeology: A Summary of the FAI-270 Project Contribution to the Culture History of the Mississippi River Valley. University of Illinois Press. Urbana.

Jelks, Edward B., Carl J. Ekberg, and Terrance J. Martin

1989 Excavations at the Laurens Site, Probable Location of Fort de Cartres I. Studies in Illinois Archaeology No. 5. Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, Springfield.

Pauketat, Timothy R.

1993 A Guide to the Prehistoric and Native Cultures of SW Illinois and the Greater St. Louis Area. Illinois Archaeology Educational Series #2, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, Springfield.

Walthall, John A. and Elizabeth D. Benchley

1987 The River L'Abbe Mission: A French Colonial Church for the Cahokia Illini on Monks Mound. Studies in Illinois Archaeology #2, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, Springfield.

Note: An extensive series of reports on American Bottom sites excavated for the FAI-270 project is published by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

 

Central Illinois

Carmichael, David L.

1977 Preliminary Archaeological Survey of the Illinois Uplands and Some Behavioral Implications. Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology 2(2):219-251.

Claflin, John

1991 The Sire Site: Mississippian Outpost in the Central Illinois Prairie. In New Perspectives on Cahokia: Views from the Periphery, edited by James B. Stoltman. Monographs in World Archaeology No. 2, Prehistory Press, Madison, Wisconsin.

Gums, Bonnie L.

1999 Archaeology at the Whitley Site: An Early Historic Farmstead on the Prairies of Eastern Illinois. Illinois Transportation Archaeological Research Program Reports No. 5, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Roper, Donna C.

1979 Archaeological Survey and Settlement Pattern Models in Central Illinois. Scientific Papers, Vol. XVI, Illinois State Museum. Special Paper Number 2, Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology.

 

Lower Illinois Valley

Stafford, Barbara D.

1994 Central Illinois Expressway Archeology: Upland Occupations of the Illinois Valley Crossing. Center for American Archeology, Kampsville, Illinois.

Stafford, C. Russell

1985 The Campbell Hollow Archaic Occupations: A Study of Intrasite Spatial Structure in the Lower Illinois River Valley. Research Series, Vol. 4, Kampsville Archeological Center, Center for American Archeology.

Thomas, Frederick

1990 Socioeconomic Differentiation of Late Nineteenth-Century Lower Class Households in the Little Piasa Valley, Alton, Illinois. Midwestern Archaeological Research Center, Illinois State University, Normal.

Wiant, Michael D. and Charles R. McGimsey (editors)

1986 Woodland Period Occupations of the Napoleon Hollow Site in the Lower Illinois Valley. Research Series, Vol. 6, Kampsville Archeological Center, Center for American Archeology.

Note: Publications from the Center for American Archeology include many site reports from the Lower Illinois Valley.

 

Wabash River Valley

Redmond, Brian C. and Robert G. McCullough

2000 The Late Woodland to Late Prehistoric Occupations of Central Indiana. In Late Woodland Societies: Tradition and Transformation Across the Midcontinent, edited by Thomas E. Emerson, Dale L. McElrath, and Andrew C. Fortier. University of Nebraska Press.

Winters, Howard D.

1963 An Archaeological Survey of the Wabash River Valley in Illinois. Reports of Investigations, No. 10. Illinois State Museum. Springfield.

Winters, Howard D.

1969 The Riverton Culture. Reports of Investigations, No. 13, Illinois State Museum, and Illinois Archaeological Survey.

 

Southern Illinois

Jeffries, Richard W. and Brian M. Butler

1982 The Carrier Mills Archaeological Project: Human Adaptation in the Saline Valley, Illinois. Research Paper No. 33, Center for Archaeological Investigations, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Muller, Jon

1986 Archaeology of the Lower Ohio River Valley. Academic Press.

Penney, James

1986 Prehistoric Peoples of Southern Illinois. Center for Archaeological Investigations, Southern Illinois University.

Wagner, Mark J. and Mary R. Mccorvie

1993 The Archaeology of Frontier Taverns on the St. Louis Vincennes Trace. Popular Science Series, Vol. XI., Illinois State Museum, and the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Wagner, Mark J. and Brian M. Butler

1999 Archaeological Investigations at the Rose Hotel (11Jn-116), Hardin County, Illinois. Technical Report 99-3, Center for Archaeological Investigations, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

 

ADDITIONAL READINGS

Cole, Fay-Cooper and Thorne Deuel

1937 Rediscovering Illinois. University of Chicago Press, Chicago.

Cole, Fay-Cooper, Robert Bell, John Bennett, Joseph Caldwell, Norman Emerson, Richard MacNeish, Kenneth Orr, and Roger Willis

1951 Kincaid, a Prehistoric Illinois Metropolis. University of Chicago Press, Chicago.

Emerson, Thomas E., Andrew C. Fortier, and Dale L. McElrath

1993 Highways to the Past: Essays on Illinois Archaeology in Honor of Charles J. Bareis. Illinois Archaeology, Vol. 5, Nos. 1 and 2.

Hall, Robert L.

1997 An Archaeology of the Soul: North American Indian Belief and Ritual. University of Illinois Press, Urbana.

Justice, Noel D.

1987 Stone Age Spear and Arrow Points of the Midcontinental and Eastern United States. Indiana University Press, Bloomington & Indianapolis.

Tanner, Helen

1987 Atlas of Great Lakes Indian History. University of Oklahoma Press, Norman.

Temple, Wayne C.

1977 Indian Villages of the Illinois Country. Illinois State Museum Scientific Papers, Vol. 2, Part 2. Springfield.

Tucker, Sara Jones, and Wayne C. Temple (compilers)

1977 Atlas and Supplement Indian Villages of the Illinois Country. Illinois State Museum Scientific Papers, Vol. I, Part 1. Illinois State Museum, Springfield.

Trigger, Bruce G. (editor)

1978 Handbook of North American Indians, Vol. 15, Northeast. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

Woods, William I. (editor)

1992 Late Prehistoric Agriculture: Observations from the Midwest. Illinois Historic Preservation Agency Studies in Illinois Archaeology No. 8, Springfield.