The 14th and Early 15th Century Oneota Presence in Central Indiana: Cultural Interactions on the Eastern Periphery
Midwest Archaeological Conference
Indiana University, Bloomington
By the mid-to-late 1300s, there was an Oneota occupation at the Taylor Village site on the White River floodplain in central Indiana. Directly across the river is the Castor Farm site, a palisaded village of Western Basin-derived peoples, and the Strawtown Enclosure, a circular earthwork enclosing an Oliver village. Recent excavations have identified fortifications at Taylor Village and apparent Oneota feasting and mortuary activities at the Strawtown Enclosure after its use by Oliver peoples. Coeval with the Taylor Village presence, a spatial redistribution of the existing Oliver populations occurs, followed shortly thereafter by abandonment of the region.
archaeology, Late Prehistoric, Indiana, Oneota, Oliver phase, regional abandonment
Anthropology | Archaeological Anthropology
Robert G. McCullough Ph.D. and Mark Hill Ph.D. (2010).
The 14th and Early 15th Century Oneota Presence in Central Indiana: Cultural Interactions on the Eastern Periphery. Presented at Midwest Archaeological Conference, Indiana University, Bloomington.