The Monongahela Culture of the Late Prehistoric period in the Ohio River Valley has been the subject of less research than many other prehistoric North American cultures. This has led to an emphasis on the largest sites first with the smaller secondary sites receiving less consideration in the literature. One such secondary Monongahela site is the Wansack Site (33ME61) located along the Pennsylvania-Ohio border and occupied from approximately AD 675 through the early 18th century. Through the analysis of use-wear patterns on a number of lithics and the quantities of certain ceramic typologies present at the Wansack Site the question of the use of secondary satellite localities by the Monongahela will be addressed utilizing Lewis Binford's "Archaeology of Place."
Kardulias, P. Nicholas
Prestenbach, Jared, "Monongahela Site Usage in the Late Prehistoric Period As Expressed in the 33ME61 Wansack Site (2-03)" (2013). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 21.
archaeology, monongahela river drainage, lithic analysis, site analysis, ceramics
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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