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Kankakee Marsh Lifeways, Phase III Data Recovery, Northwest Indiana

Author(s): James Greene ; Veronica Parsell ; Kaye Grobe ; Kathleen Settle

Year: 2016

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Summary

Site 12LA0091 represents a unique archaeological setting in northwest Indiana. Located south of Lake Michigan on a sandy dune remnant situated topographically above the historic Kankakee Marsh, this prehistoric site has yielded invaluable information in understanding regional prehistoric subsistence activities from the Late Archaic to Upper Mississippian periods. A recent Phase III data recovery effort has provided data that can help refine the prehistoric chronological framework for northwest Indiana, as well as provide information on prehistoric seasonal activities within the Kankakee Marsh region over time. Through lithic, ceramic, faunal, and flora analysis, this investigation provides greater insight into the temporal sequencing of the region. Additionally, the presence of intact human remains provides insight into burial practices specific to the Kankakee Marsh area. This investigation has not only generated additional information important for understanding the prehistory of the region, but also represents a successful example of the positive outcomes that can be achieved through the Section 106 process.


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Kankakee Marsh Lifeways, Phase III Data Recovery, Northwest Indiana. James Greene, Veronica Parsell, Kaye Grobe, Kathleen Settle. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 405396)


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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