by Kathleen M. Foley Winkler
Abstract of Masters Thesis
Department of Anthropology
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
This comparative study is an analysis of mortuary Developmental Horizon Oneota mortuary practices in southeast Wisconsin. The mortuary patterns and osteological remains from four Oneota Sites, the Pipe Site in Fond du Lac County, the Walker-Hooper Site in Green Lake County, Carcajou Point in Jefferson County, and the Crescent Bay Hunt Club Site in Jefferson County were examined. The results of these analyses were then compared against each other, what is known of Oneota mortuary practices, and against Langford and Middle Mississippian mortuary practices, in order to contextualize the findings from a regional perspective.