The archaeology of carrier mills: 10,000 years in the Saline Valley of Illinois

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Archaeological sites throughout southern Illinois provide a chronicle of the varying ways people have lived in that area during the past 10,000 years. This book focuses on the results of a five-year archaeological investigation in a 143-acre area known as the Carrier Mills Archaeo­logical District. This area, rich in archaeological treasures, offers many keys to the prehistoric people of southern Illinois. Archaeologists in this study have sought to learn the ages of the various prehistoric occupations represented at the sites; to better un­derstand the technology and social organization of these prehistoric people; to collect information about diet, health, and physical characteristics of the prehistoric inhabitants; and to investigate the remains of the 19th-century Lakeview settlement.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages167
ISBN (Electronic)9780809333066
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

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Publisher Copyright:
© 1987 by the Board of Trustees, Southern Illinois University.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Arts and Humanities


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