Hosted By: Milwaukee Area - Wisconsin Archaeological Society
Location: UW-Milwaukee, Sabin Hall Room G90
Speaker: Natalie Carpiaux, M.S., Field Musuem, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
About: The Koshkonong Creek Village site (47JE0379), occupied from A.D. 1000 to 1400, is an Oneota habitation site located on a bluff overlooking the Koshkonong Creek north of Lake Koshkonong. With ongoing excavations by the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee field school, the site adds to the current understanding of lifeways in the Koshkonong Locality. This research looks specifically at the ceramics at the site excavated during the 2012 and 2014 field seasons with an attribute and feature-level analysis. Attributes were mapped with GIS to identify spatial patterns, while dated contexts provided a potential to identify temporal patterns in the ceramics. These spatial and temporal patterns were able to inform on domestic activity, cultural identity, and group cohesion at the site and within the locality.