Please join the Illinois State Archaeological Survey and Dr. Andrew A. White, ISAS Research Archaeologist, at 4 p.m. (CT) on Feb, 26, 2021 for their third ISAS Archaeology Webinar in the 2020-2021 series!
ABSTRACT: Projectile point forms such as Folsom, Agate Basin, and Eden/Scottsbluff are most closely associated with the early hunting-gathering societies of the Great Plains. The occurrence of these distinctive tools in different parts of the Midcontinent east of the Mississippi River has been noted for decades but never adequately explained. Understanding how and why populations from the Great Plains moved into the Eastern Woodlands during the Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene will require (1) gathering sufficient data to describe the archaeological patterns left by these demographic expansions and (2) development of a model-based framework for interpreting those patterns. This will allow us to craft explanations that are consistent with the Paleoindian and Early Archaic records of both the east and west.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the meeting.
And then watch for these upcoming ISAS Webinars:
March 26, 2021: Dr. Isabelle Holland Lulewicz, “The Importance of Localized Environmental Reconstructions: A Zooarchaeological and Isotopic Case Study from the Calusa of Southwestern Florida”
April 23, 2021: Dr. Tamira Brennan, TBA