MODIFIED FAUNAL REMAINS FROM THE EARLY LANGFORD TRADITION SITE OF NOBLE-WIETING
G. Logan Miller
Excavation of the early Langford Tradition site of Noble-Wieting (11ML24) in McLean County, Illinois has turned up several artifacts of modified bone. Faunal analysis has been undertaken to determine if the modified bone found resembles the bone tools found at other Langford Sites in the region. I hypothesize that that the bone artifacts found will indeed resemble the finds of other sites. The Life Behavior Model of Behavioral Archaeology will be applied to research. The model attempts to describe the behavioral lives of objects that start from the acquisition of the raw materials, through manufacture and use, until the object finally enters the archaeological record. By applying this model alongside Chaine Operatoire, the analysis of artifacts which determins the different steps of production to reconstruct past behaviors, should result in determining the differences or similarities between the different Langford Tradition sites and expand upon our current understanding of the relationships between humans and their environment. To categorize the different types of modified bone and bone tools, they will be separated by animal, modification type, bone type and once separated by tool type, measurements will be taken to determine the variation in morphology. Preliminary findings suggest that the bone tools and modified faunal remains are similar to the site located on the DuPage River in Northeastern Illinois yet differ from the Keeshin Farm site.
Boone, Josh, "MODIFIED FAUNAL REMAINS FROM THE EARLY LANGFORD TRADITION SITE OF NOBLE-WIETING" (2019). University Research Symposium. 247.