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Meander Loops and the Cahokia Site

  • Charles J. Bareis (a1)

Abstract

The locations of certain mounds at the Cahokia site indicate that the rate of Mississippi River channel migration in the American Bottoms in the Upper Mississippi Valley has differed from the rate of channel movement in the Lower Mississippi Valley. The American Bottoms was probably the most favorable section of the Mississippi River Valley for long-term prehistoric settlement with regard to location within the present meander belt of the river.

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Bareis, Charles J. and Lathrap, Donald W. 1962 University of Illinois Projects. In “First Annual Report: American Bottoms Archaeology, July 1, 1961-June 30, 1962,” edited by Fowler, Melvin L., pp. 39. Illinois Archaeological Survey, University of Illinois, Urbana.
Fisk, Harold N. 1944 Geological Investigation of the Alluvial Valley of the Lower Mississippi River, War Department, Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army, Mississippi River Commission, Publication 52. Vicksburg.
Fowler, Melvin L. 1962 Radiocarbon Assays. In “First Annual Report: American Bottoms Archaeology, July 1, 1961-June 30, 1962,” edited by Melvin L. Fowler, pp. 49-57. Illinois Archaeological Survey, University of Illinois, Urbana.
Lathrap, Donald W. and Bareis, Charles J. 1960 Preliminary Report of Phase 3 Excavations Conducted on Tracts 6-1 and 7 of Federal Aid Interstate Highway 70, August 29-October 27, 1960. MS on file at the Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois, Urbana.
Phillips, Philip, Ford, James A., and Griffin, James B. 1951 Archaeological Survey in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley, 1940-1947. Papers of the Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Vol. 25. Cambridge.
Porter, James W. 1962 Southern Illinois University Projects. In “First Annual Report: American Bottoms Archaeology, July 1, 1961-June 30, 1962,” edited by Fowler, Melvin L., pp. 31–8. Illinois Archaeological Survey, University of Illinois, Urbana.
Wittry, Warren L. 1960 Report of Phase 3 Archaeological Salvage Project, FAI, Route 70, Section 60-6-2HB, Project 1-70-1 (40) 4, The Cahokia Site, 800 Feet West of Monks Mound. MS on file at the Illinois State Museum, Springfield.
Wittry, Warren L. 1961 Report of Phase 3 Archaeological Salvage Project, FAI 255, Section 60-6-1, Tract 15A, Project 1-70-1 (40) 4, The Cahokia Site, 3000 Feet West of Monks Mound, Madison County, Illinois. MS on file at the Illinois State Museum, Springfield.
Wittry, Warren L. and Vogel, Joseph O. 1962 Illinois State Museum Projects. In “First Annual Report: American Bottoms Archaeology, July 1, 1961-June 30, 1962,” edited by Fowler, Melvin L., pp. 1530. Illinois Archaeological Survey, University of Illinois, Urbana.

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