Early Holocene Foraging Strategies in the Eastern United States: A View from Koster

Author(s): Timothy Messner

Year: 2015


Over the last several decades, Dolores Piperno has made significant methodological and theoretical contributions to our archaeological understanding of the past. This paper draws on these insights to explore Early Holocene foraging strategies in the Lower Illinois River Valley and how these practices fit within their paleoenvironmental and social contexts. These data offer insights into the long trajectory toward plant domestication in eastern North America and the construction of space and place in the ancient past. Findings from this study emphasize the positive influence Piperno’s work has had, and will continue to have, on the archaeological community for decades to come.

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Early Holocene Foraging Strategies in the Eastern United States: A View from Koster. Timothy Messner. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 394927)


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min long: -104.634; min lat: 36.739 ; max long: -80.64; max lat: 49.153 ;