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Falls of the Ohio River: Archaeology of Native American Settlement

David Pollack, Anne Tobbe Bader, and Justin N. Carlson


Falls of the Ohio River presents current archaeological research on an important landscape feature: a series of low, cascading rapids along the Ohio River on the border of Kentucky and Indiana. Using the perspective of historical ecology and synthesizing data from recent excavations, contributors to this volume demonstrate how humans and the environment mutually affected each other in the area for the past 12,000 years. These essays show how the Falls region was an attractive place to live due to its diverse ecological zones and its abundance of high-quality chert. In chronological studies ran ... More

Keywords: Early Archaic, Late Mississippian, historical ecology, Falls of the Ohio River

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781683402039
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.5744/florida/9781683402039.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Pollack, editor
Western Kentucky University

Anne Tobbe Bader, editor
Corn Island Archaeology

Justin N. Carlson, editor
Western Kentucky University

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1 Introduction

Anne Tobbe Bader, David Pollack, and Justin N. Carlson

3 Middle Archaic Lifeways and the Holocene Climatic Optimum in the Falls Region

Justin N. Carlson, Greg J. Maggard, Gary E. Stinchcomb, and Claiborne Daniel Sea

5 The Late Archaic in the Falls Region

Duane B. Simpson and Stephen T. Mocas

8 The Riverton and Buck Creek Phases of the Falls Region

Stephen T. Mocas and Duane B. Simpson

10 Plant Use at the Falls of the Ohio

Jack Rossen and Jocelyn C. Turner

11 The Early Mississippian Occupation in the Falls Region

Cheryl Ann Munson and Robert G. McCullough

13 The Falls

David Pollack, Anne Tobbe Bader, Justin N. Carlson, and Richard W. Jefferies