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Tethered Nomadism, Logistical Mobility, or Sedentism: Wetland Resources and Territoriality among Oneota Populations at Lake Koshkonong, Southeastern Wisconsin

Author(s): Rachel McTavish ; Richard Edwards, IV

Year: 2015

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In the Lake Koshkonong locality, Oneota sites are commonly placed near abundant ecotones. Preliminary analyses have compared the diverse suite of resources utilized by the Oneota groups in the region. Just as maize agriculture can tether groups to the landscape (e.g., planting, harvesting, defending surplus), we explore the possibility that the harvesting of watershed resources (e.g., wild rice, fish) could have a similar effect, as both a draw and a tethering agent to a particular location. Floral and faunal evidence is used to compare aquatic and terrestrial resources emphasized among Oneota sites in the Lake Koshkonong locality.

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Tethered Nomadism, Logistical Mobility, or Sedentism: Wetland Resources and Territoriality among Oneota Populations at Lake Koshkonong, Southeastern Wisconsin. Rachel McTavish, Richard Edwards, IV. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 397414)


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

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