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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Ahler, Steven R.
Late Archaic components at Modoc Rock Shelter, Randolph County, Illinois
Published By: Original publisher
Springfield, Ill.: Illinois State Museum. 1992. i-vi, 1-51, 93-117, 133-142 p. ill., map
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by Steven R. Ahler … [et al.]
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2000. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Eastern Late Archaic (NN55)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Theoretical orientation in research and its results (121);
Organization and analysis of results of research (128);
Archaeological excavation methods (1210);
Lithic industries (324);
Settlement patterns (361);
General tools (412);
Chronologies and culture sequences (911);
Cultural stratigraphy (912);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
'This report primarily summarizes data from archaeological excavations at the Modoc Rock Shelter in 1987. This expedition is part of a long-term research project which focuses on prehistoric environmental change and cultural adaptation along the southern border of the Prairie Peninsula. The 1987 excavations explored strata previously radiocarbon dated to the early portion of the Late Archaic period (4000-5000 B.P.). Prior to 1987, these strata had been documented, but very little material had been recovered from reliable contexts.' (page 1). Ahler describes the previous research at Modoc Rock Shelter. He presents the results of the 1987 excavations and the lithic analysis. His analysis includes comparison of Strata 7E, 8E, 8EC, 9E, and 10E. The fauna, flora, skeletal, and additional analyses and the site summary can be found in eHRAF documents nos. 3-7.
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Component part(s), monograph
Language: Language that the document is written in
Includes bibliographical references (p. 135-143)
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Sarah Berry ; 2004
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
5000 BP- 4000 BP
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Modoc Rock Shelter, Illinois, United States
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Indians of North America -- Antiquities