Identifying Hide-Processing Activity Areas at Hunters Home

Author(s): Douglas Kullen

Year: 2017


Testing and data recovery at the Hunters Home site (11Wi398) in Naperville, Will County, Illinois, recovered nearly 60 formal end scrapers. Microwear analysis determined that more than 80% of them exhibited traces of use-wear, and, of those, nearly 90% showed evidence of hide working. Spatial relationships between hide scrapers, burnishing stones, ochre crayons, and refitted fire-cracked rocks were examined to define discrete, hearth-centered, hide working activity areas within the site.

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Identifying Hide-Processing Activity Areas at Hunters Home. Douglas Kullen. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 429129)

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Spatial Coverage

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

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Abstract Id(s): 16255