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Modoc Rock Shelter Site, IL (11R5) 1953 Excavation Project

PROJECT Uploaded by: Mona Colburn

The 1953 excavation at Modoc Rock Shelter (11R5) was directed by Howard D. Winters and sponsored by the University of Chicago and the Illinois State Museum. Winters excavated two areas. An L-shaped area in the central portion of the Main Shelter area - was excavated in arbitrary 6-inch levels down to bedrock at a depth of about 19 feet below the post-road fill removal ground surface, or circa 118.72 m AMSL). The other area, which was located at the edge of the West Pillar, was excavated from...


Modoc Rock Shelter Site, IL (11R5) 1956 Excavation Project

PROJECT Uploaded by: Mona Colburn

The 1956 field season placed a deep excavation in the West Shelter area, and provided material from zones deeper than in previous years. An area approximately 20 x 30 feet was excavated in a contiguous block to circa 16 feet below the existing ground surface (the area had been subjected to removal of road fill). 117 5 x 5 foot units were excavated in 1-foot increments (levels). Dr. Melvin L. Fowler (Illinois State Museum) directed the excavations. The work was sponsored by the Illinois State...


Modoc Rock Shelter Site, IL (11R5) 1980 Excavation Project

PROJECT Bonnie Styles. Melvin L. Fowler.

This project includes data from the 1980 excavation season at Modoc Rock Shelter (11R5). The 1980 archaeological excavation was conducted by Drs. Bonnie Styles and Melvin Fowler under the auspices of the Illinois State Museum and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Funding was provided by a grant from the Department of Interior (Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service) to the Illinois State Museum Society. Initial excavations at Modoc were conducted in 1952, 1953, 1955, and 1956 by Dr....


Modoc Rock Shelter Site, IL (11R5) 1984 Excavation Project

PROJECT Bonnie Styles. Melvin L. Fowler.

This project includes faunal remains collected during the 1984 excavations at Modoc Rock Shelter (11R5). The 1984 archaeological excavation was directed by Drs. Bonnie Styles (Illinois State Museum) and Melvin Fowler (University of Wisconsin Milwaukee). Steven Ahler of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee served as the field director. Funding was provided by National Science Foundation collaborative grants to the Illinois State Museum Society and the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee with...


Modoc Rock Shelter Site, IL (11R5) 1987 Excavation Project

PROJECT Bonnie Styles. Steven Ahler. Melvin L. Fowler.

This project includes data from the 1987 excavation season at Modoc Rock Shelter (11R5). The 1987 archaeological excavation was directed by Dr. Steven Ahler under the auspices of the Illinois State Museum. Funding was provided by grants from the National Geographic Society (Grant No. 3621-87) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (Grant No. RO-21430) to the Illinois State Museum Society. Dr. Steven Ahler served as the Principal Investigator with Drs. Bonnie Styles and Melvin L. Fowler...


Modoc Rock Shelter, IL (11R5)-1953 Fauna dataset Central Pit 1/4" Screen (1953)

DATASET Mona Colburn. Bonnie Styles.

The 1953 faunal remains from the Central Pit at Modoc Rock Shelter (11R5) were initially identified by Paul W. Parmalee of the Illinois State Museum. In 1980, Karli White and Bonnie Styles (Illinois State Museum) re-examined the 1953 identifications, augmented the identifications, and entered them into a database.


Modoc Rock Shelter, IL (11R5)-1956 West Shelter Gastropod dataset (1956)

DATASET James L. Theler. Mona Colburn.

Gastropod remains from the 1956 field season deep excavation in the West Shelter area. Gastropods were recovered via either hand picking or screening through 1/4" (6.4mm) mesh. In 1991, a sample of 1956 strata was chosen by Steven R. Ahler to represent a contiguous cross-section of the 1956 excavations. The gastropod samples from the 1956 excavation were identified and analyzed by James L. Theler (University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse). In 2015, Mona Colburn (Illinois State Museum) entered data...


Modoc Rock Shelter, IL (11R5)-1980 Fauna dataset-West Shelter 1/16 inch waterscreen (1980)

DATASET Mona Colburn. Bonnie Styles. James R. Purdue.

This data set contains the faunal data recovered by 1/16 inch waterscreening during the 1980 excavations conducted at Modoc Rock Shelter (11R5). Modoc Rock Shelter is in the central Mississippi River valley in Randolph County, Illinois. The site is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a National Historic Landmark. Excavation was conducted by Bonnie Styles, Melvin Fowler, and Steven Ahler under the auspices of the Illinois State Museum and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee....


Modoc Rock Shelter, IL (11R5)-1980 Fauna dataset-West Shelter 1/4 inch waterscreen (1980)

DATASET Mona Colburn. Bonnie Styles. Holly Ann Carr.

This data set contains the faunal data recovered with 1/4 inch waterscreening during the 1980 excavations conducted at Modoc Rock Shelter (11R5). Modoc Rock Shelter is in the central Mississippi River valley in Randolph County, Illinois. The site is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a National Historic Landmark. Excavation was conducted by Bonnie Styles, Melvin Fowler, and Steven Ahler under the auspices of the Illinois State Museum and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee....


Modoc Rock Shelter, IL (11R5)-1980 West Shelter-Snails in 4 liter-Stratigraphic Samples (1980)

DATASET Mona Colburn. James L. Theler.

The 1980 excavations at Modoc Rock Shelter collected an approximately 4 liter sediment sample from each of the major stratigraphic zones exposed in the profiles in the West Shelter for malacological analysis. David Baerreis (University of Wisconsin, Madison) and James Theler (University of Wisconsin, Madison) and identified an analyzed the gastropods recorded in this database.


Modoc Rock Shelter, IL (11R5)-1980-West Shelter Units C, D, and F-Snails in Flot Samples (1980)

DATASET Mona Colburn. James L. Theler.

The database includes gastropods identified and analyzed by James Theler (University of Wisconsin, Madison). The gastropods were recovered in the heavy fraction from flotation samples, usually 15 liters in volume, from Excavation Units C, D, and F from the 1980 excavations in the West Shelter at Modoc Rock Shelter.


Modoc Rock Shelter, IL (11R5)-1984 East Pillar 1/4" Faunal data (1984)

DATASET Mona Colburn. Bonnie Styles.

This data set contains the vertebrate and freshwater mussel data excavated in 1984 from the East Pillar and processed with 1/4" waterscreening. The East Pillar is located within the Main Shelter area of Modoc; it includes Units G, H, and J (no bones were identified from J). Vertebrate remains were identified by Mona Colburn using the Illinois State Museum Osteological Comparative Collection, and checked by Dr. Bonnie Styles. Freshwater mussels were identified by Bonnie Styles and verified...


Modoc Rock Shelter, IL (11R5)-1984 Main Trench 1/4" Fauna (1984)

DATASET Mona Colburn. Bonnie Styles.

This data set contains the vertebrate and molluscan remains excavated in 1984 from the Main Trench, and processed with 1/4" water-screening. The Main Trench, which is located within the Main Shelter area of Modoc, includes Units A, B, I, C, and E. 1984 excavations were funded by the National Science Foundation. Vertebrate remains were identified by Mona Colburn using the Osteological Collections of the Illinois State Museum; and checked by Dr. Bonnie Styles. Bivalves were identified by...


Modoc Rock Shelter, IL (11R5)-1984 Unit D 1/4" Faunal data (1984)

DATASET Mona Colburn. Bonnie Styles.

Unit D was excavated in an elevated non-sheltered area between the Main Shelter and the West Shelter (the latter was excavated earlier, in 1980). Unit D shows that the two shelters areas at Modoc have independent and separate stratigraphies, and that they need to be treated as two sites. Faunal remains were recovered via 1/4" waterscreen and 1/16 " waterscreen. Remains include vertebrates, freshwater mussels, and gastropods. Faunal remains were identified by Mona Colburn using the...


Modoc Rock Shelter, IL (11R5)-1984 West Pillar 1/4" Faunal data (1984)

DATASET Mona Colburn. Bonnie Styles.

Faunal remains were excavated from the West Pillar (Unit F) at Modoc Rock Shelter (11R5) and processed with 1/4" waterscreening. Remains include vertebrates, gastropods, and freshwater mussels. Remains were identified by Mona Colburn using the Osteological Collections of the Illinois State Museum; and checked by Dr. Bonnie Styles.


Modoc Rock Shelter, IL (11R5)-1987 Fauna dataset-East Pillar-1/4" screen (1987)

DATASET Mona Colburn. Bonnie Styles. Paula Thorson.

Faunal remains reported here were recovered by dry-screening through 1/4 inch mesh and from flotation (heavy fraction) using 1/16 inch mesh. Using the comparative faunal collection at the Illinois State Museum, Paula Thorson identified vertebrate remains from 1/4" screen and flotation and Dr. Bonnie Styles identified freshwater mussels from 1/4" screen only. Dr. Bonnie W. Styles directed the faunal analyses and verified faunal identifications.


Modoc Rock Shelter, IL (11R5)-1987 Fauna dataset-East Pillar-Flotation 1/16" mesh (1987)

DATASET Mona Colburn. Bonnie Styles. Paula Thorson.

Faunal remains recovered during the 1987 field season by water flotation using 1/16 inch mesh. Identified by Paula Thorson using the comparative osteology collection at the Illinois State Museum. Identifications were verified by Dr. Bonnie W. Styles.

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America