Foodway Variability in the Oneota Tradition: A Pilot Study of Cooking Pots

Author(s): Jeffrey Painter; Jodie O'Gorman

Year: 2017


As a tradition, Oneota encompasses a wide geographic area and several groups, each with their own unique developmental histories. It also encapsulates multiple population movements and other complex social interactions that took place in various areas. Living in a dynamic social setting, different Oneota groups likely negotiated their social landscape in diverse ways. Foodways may have been one way that Oneota peoples either adapted to or set themselves apart from those with which they came in contact. Presented here are the results of a pilot study comparing samples of Oneota ceramic assemblages from the Bold Counselor Phase (AD 1275-1425) Morton Village site in central Illinois and the Brice Prairie (AD 1300-1400) component of the Tremaine site complex in the La Crosse Locality of Wisconsin. Morphological and functional data are used to explore whether cooking patterns and the way ceramics were constructed indicate a uniform pattern of Oneota cooking or a more flexible pattern of foodways.

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Foodway Variability in the Oneota Tradition: A Pilot Study of Cooking Pots. Jeffrey Painter, Jodie O'Gorman. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 429131)

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

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Abstract Id(s): 16262