An interesting lecture

The Western Hemisphere. General term for the Americas following their discovery by Europeans, thus setting them in contradistinction to the Old World of Africa, Europe, and Asia.

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E.P. Grondine

An interesting lecture

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September 21, 7:30 PM
“Late Prehistoric Villages in the White River Drainage of Central Indiana”

Robert G. McCullough, PhD, RPA Senior Research Archaeologist, Special Projects Division, Illinois State Archaeological Survey

After A.D. 1000, the population of central Indiana exploded with the advent of maize agriculture. Archaeological investigations have revealed evidence of hundreds of settlements, some with circular plazas and fortifications, along river floodplains suitable for farming. In central Indiana, at least three groups, the Oneota from the northwest, the Western Basin Tradition (Younge) from the northeast, and Fort Ancient groups from southwestern Ohio, settled along the White River between 1100 and 1400 A.D. This presentation will give an overview of the last two decades of archaeology focused on these interactions in central Indiana. Dr. McCullough’s research interests include the archaeology of the eastern woodlands, especially the population movements and interactions of Late Prehistoric and Mississippian groups in the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley states, as well as late-contact/fur trade era sites in Indiana, and prehistoric ceramic analysis. He also has been active in the application of geophysical survey techniques to archaeological sites and supervises the geophysical surveys of ISAS. He has continued archaeological geophysical methods in such varied projects as identification of subsurface features at the Mount Pleasant Indian Industrial Boarding School for the Saginaw Band of Chippewa, survey at the Levi Coffin underground railroad site in Indiana, and surveysof the 18th-century French Fort Ouiatenon on the Wabash River and Fort de Chartres on the Mississippi.

Marie Irwin Community Center

18120 Highland Avenue,

Homewood, Illinois

I will be in Ohio and will miss it.
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