The Sidney Burial: A Middle Plains Archaic Mortuary Site from Western Nebraska
Carlson, Gayle F., Bozell, John R., Steinacher, Terry L., Lavvorn, Marjorie Brooks, Gill, George W., Plains Anthropologist
The remains of a Middle Archaic (radiocarbon dated to 2288 - 2466 B.C.) young adult male and an infant of indeterminate sex were discovered eroding from a road cut near Sidney, Nebraska, and excavated. Associated cultural materials included amazonite pendants that suggest trade routes and (along with fragments of a perforated turtle carapace) represent the earliest regional examples of ornamentation in direct association with a burial. The funerary items and burial style tenuously link the Sidney Burial (25CN55) with the Oxbow Complex, best represented in the northern Plains. Keywords: Middle Plains Archaic; western Nebraska; Oxbow Complex; early trade …
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Publication information: Article title: The Sidney Burial: A Middle Plains Archaic Mortuary Site from Western Nebraska. Contributors: Carlson, Gayle F. - Author, Bozell, John R. - Author, Steinacher, Terry L. - Author, Lavvorn, Marjorie Brooks - Author, Gill, George W. - Author. Journal title: Plains Anthropologist. Volume: 44. Issue: 168 Publication date: May 1999. Page number: 105+. © Plains Anthropologist Nov 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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