Temporal Changes in Wall Trench Structures at the Upper Mississippian Village of Noble-Wieting, McLean County, Illinois
Author(s): G. Logan Miller
This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
This presentation provides an overview of recent excavations at the Noble-Wieting village in McLean County, Illinois. Noble-Wieting is a nearly six-acre Langford Tradition mound and village site along the Kickapoo Creek, far from the Langford core along the upper Illinois River. The site has long been known for its unique geographic position as well as the association between Langford and Mississippian pottery. Recent excavations in the northern portion of the site, guided by geophysical data, revealed two partially superimposed wall trench structures. Excavated wall trenches and other features revealed information about above ground architecture, burning episodes, construction sequence, as well as continuity and change in the structure through the rebuild. Overall, the houses share some similarities with other Langford structures but also sheds light on unique architectural elements at Noble-Wieting, which likely represent material signatures of ethnogenesis at this multi-ethnic frontier community.
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Temporal Changes in Wall Trench Structures at the Upper Mississippian Village of Noble-Wieting, McLean County, Illinois. G. Logan Miller. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 450315)
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Abstract Id(s): 24266