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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1989)

Document title

Geoarchaeological evidence for prairie-mound formation in the Mississippi alluvial valley, southeastern Missouri

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

O'BRIEN M. J. ; LYMAN R. L. ; HOLLAND T. D. ;

Abstract

Archaeological materials in several prairie mounds in the south-eastern Missouri indicate that mounds began forming prior to 5 000-3 000 yr B. P. The mounds subsequently were inundated and built up to their modern configuration by aggradational and reworking processes. Human use of the mounds may have been tied to exploitation of aquatic animals residing in backwater habitats during periods of prolonged flooding. Principal features of the sampled portion of the mound field include preoccupation topographic highs

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Quaternary research / ISSN 0033-5894 / CODEN QRESAV

Editor : Elsevier, San Diego, CA - ETATS-UNIS (1970)

Millesime : 1989, vol. 31, no1 [pp. 83-93]

Bibliographic references : 17 réf.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15739

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