Oneota Household Dynamics at the Koshkonong Creek Village

Author(s): Natalie Carpiaux

Year: 2017


Despite a long history of research into the Late Prehistory of the Upper Great Lakes, insufficient attention has been paid to the nature of early Oneota households. Little is known about their size or composition, nor the nature or degree of interaction between and among them. Contemporaneous houses of different sizes and styles have been noted together at Oneota sites in the southeastern Wisconsin, further emphasizing the need for a greater understanding of Oneota household dynamics. This study begins to explore some of these issues, through a feature-level stylistic analysis of ceramics from one Oneota site. The Koshkonong Creek Village (47JE379), or KCV, is a large Oneota habitation in southeastern Wisconsin. Three field seasons have revealed densely packed, overlapping features at this site, representing continual occupation dating from approximately AD 1000-1400. At least two separate house structures have been identified; a long house and wigwam style dwelling. The pattern duplicates household forms seen at other sites in the area. The numerous ceramics from the Koshkonong Creek Village site show a variety of design elements, some unique to the Koshkonong region or even the site itself. A household approach is applied to the ceramics to investigate household organization at the site.

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Oneota Household Dynamics at the Koshkonong Creek Village. Natalie Carpiaux. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 429215)

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Spatial Coverage

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

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 16589