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Bioarchaeology of the Lower Illinois River Valley

(1968 - present)
 

Description
Presently, we are focusing upon establishing burial programs and inferring ritual liturgies. A second emphasis is the investigation of landform and meaning. The research focuses upon the rich archaeological resource base of the lower Illinois River valley.

Research Team
  • Jane E. Buikstra
  • Jason King
  • Douglas Charles
  • Juliann Van Nest

Partnerships
Center for American Archeology
Illinois State Museum

Funding Sources
National Science Foundation
Arizona State University
Charitable Gifts

Publications & Presentations

Jane E. Buikstra and Lynne Goldstein (1973)
Perrins Ledge Crematory: Analysis and Interpretation of a Complex Crematory Site. Illinois State Museum Reports of Investigations, No. 28. Illinois Valley Archaeological Program Research Papers, Vol. 8.

Jane E. Buikstra (1976)
Hopewell in the Lower Illinois River Valley: A Regional Approach to the Study of Biological Variability and Mortuary Activity. Northwestern University Monograph, No. 2.

Douglas K. Charles, Stephen Leigh and Jane E. Buikstra, eds. (1988)
The Archaic and Woodland Cemeteries of the Elizabeth site in the Lower Illinois Valley. Kampsville Archaeology Center, Research Series, Volume 7.

Jane E. Buikstra and George R. Milner (1989)
Fifty Years of Research at Dickson Mounds. Illinois State Museum.

Jane E. Buikstra, Douglas K. Charles and Gordon F. M. Rakita (1998)
Staging Ritual: Hopewell Ceremonialism at the Mound House Site, Greene County, Illinois. Kampsville Studies in Archeology and History, No. 1. Center for American Archeology.

Jane E. Buikstra, Douglas K. Charles and Gordon F. M. Rakita (1998)
Staging Ritual: Hopewell Ceremonialism at the Mound House Site, Greene County, Illinois. Kampsville Studies in Archeology and History, No. 1. Center for American Archeology.

Jane E. Buikstra, Douglas K. Charles and Gordon F. M. Rakita (1998)
Staging Ritual: Hopewell Ceremonialism at the Mound House Site, Greene County, Illinois. Kampsville Studies in Archeology and History, No. 1. Center for American Archeology.

Charles D. McLaughlin, Joseph B. Lambert, Ann Magennis, and Jane E. Buikstra (1975)
X-ray Fluorescence Analysis of a Glaze-like Skeletal Coating from the Helton Site. Transactions. Illinois State Academy of Science 68(3):315-319.

Jane E. Buikstra (1981)
Epigenetic Distance: A Study of Biological Variability in the Lower Illinois River Region. In Early Native Americans, David L. Browman, ed., Mouton Press, The Hague. pp. 271-299.

Jane E. Buikstra (1981)
Mortuary Practices, Palaeodemography, and Palaeopathology: A Case Study from the Koster Site (Illinois). In The Archaeology of Death. Robert Chapman, Ian Kinnes, and Klaus Randsborg, eds., Cambridge University Press. pp. 123-132.

Jane E. Buikstra (1984)
The Lower Illinois River Region: A Prehistoric Context for the Study of Ancient Health and Diet.In Paleopathology at the Origins of Agriculture. Mark N. Cohen and George Armelagos, eds., Academic Press. pp. 215-234.

Jane E. Buikstra (1985)
The Skeletal Biology of Prehistoric Illinois People. In Illinois Archaeology. Illinois Archaeological Survey, Bulletin No. 1, revised. pp. 109-118.

Douglas K. Charles, Jane E. Buikstra, and Lyle Konigsberg (1986)
Behavioral Implications of Terminal Archaic and Early Woodland Mortuary Practices in the Lower Illinois Valley.In Early Woodland Archaeology. K. Farnsworth and T. Emerson, eds., Center for American Archaeology Press. pp. 458-474.

Jane E. Buikstra, Jill Bullington, Douglas K. Charles, Della C. Cook, Susan Frankenberg, Lyle Konigsberg, Joseph B. Lambert, and Liang Xue (1987)
Diet, Demography, and the Development of Horticulture. In Emergent Horticultural Economies of the Eastern Woodlands. W. Keegan, ed., Occasional Paper of the Center for Archaeological Investigations, Southern Illinois University. pp. 67-85.

Douglas B. Hanson and Jane E. Buikstra (1987)
Histomorphological alteration in buried human bone from the Lower Illinois Valley: Implications for Paleodietary Research. Journal of Archaeological Science 14:549-63.

Jane E. Buikstra, Jerome Rose, and George R. Milner (1992)
A Carbon Isotopic Perspective on Dietary Variation in Late Prehistoric Western Illinois. In Agricultural Origins and Development in the MidContinent, W. Green, ed. Report No. 19, Office of the State Archaeologist, Iowa City, Iowa

Julieann Van Nest, Douglas K. Charles, Jane E. Buikstra, and David L. Asch. (2001)
Sod Blocks in Illinois Hopewell Mounds. American Antiquity 66 (4):633-650

Lynne Goldstein and Jane E. Buikstra (2003)
A Nineteenth Century Rural Irish Cemetery in McDonough County, Illinois In An Upper Great Lakes Archaeological Odyssey: Essays in Honor of Charles E. Cleland., William A. Lovis, ed., Cranbrook Institute of Science

D. Komar and Jane E. Buikstra (2003)
Differential Diagnosis of a Prehistoric Biological Object from the Koster (Illinois) Site International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 13(3): 157-164

Jane E. Buikstra (1979)
"Bio-archaeology at the Koster Site:A Multi-Disciplinary Approach of Modern Archaeology in the Illinois River Valley," Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences, Peoria, Illinois 2:19-25

Contact: Jane E. Buikstra

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