World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Steed-Kisker culture

Article Id: WHEBN0010337397
Reproduction Date:

Title: Steed-Kisker culture  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Tipton Phase, Joe Bell Site, Park Mound, Punk Rock Shelter, Routh Mounds
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Steed-Kisker culture

The Steed-Kisker culture is a cultural phase (name that archaeologists give to a group of culturally similar peoples) that is part of the larger Central Plains Tradition of prehistoric people who occupied the Great Plains region of the United States in prehistoric times. This group lived primarily around the Kansas City, Missouri (MO) area from about 900 to 1400 CE. The Cloverdale archaeological site near St. Joseph, Missouri is one of the more important sites associated with the phase. Other sites with Steed-Kisker occupations include the Crabtree Site (23CL164), the Katz Site (23CL163)[1] and the Steed-Kisker Site for which the culture is named.[2] Many Cahokia style projectile points found at the sites have shown a connection with Mississippian cultures to the east.

See also


  1. ^ "Crabtree Site (23CL164)". Retrieved 2010-01-17. 
  2. ^ "Steed-Kisker Site". Retrieved 2010-01-17. 


  • Logan, Brad. "Archaeological Investigations at the Evans Locality Stranger Creek Valley, Northeastern Kansas-2003" Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work. Kansas State University, Manhattan, 2003.
  • O’Brien, Patricia J. "Steed-Kisker: A Western Mississippian Settlement System." In, Mississippian Settlement Patterns, edited by Bruce D. Smith, pp. 1–19, 1978. Academic Press, New York.
  • O'Brien, Patricia J. "Steed-Kisker: A Cultural Interpretation." The Missouri Archaeologist 42: 96-108, 1981.
  • O'Brien, Patricia J. "Ancient Kansas City Area Borders and Trails." The Missouri Archaeologist 49: 27-39, 1988.
  • O'Brien, Patricia J. "Steed-Kisker: The Western Periphery of the Mississippian Tradition.: Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology 18 (1): 281-283, 1993.
  • Roper, Donna. "Central Plains Tradition" In Kansas Archaeology, edited by Robert J. Hoard and William E. Banks, pp. 105–132, 2006. University Press of Kansas, Lawrence.
  • Wedel, Waldo R. "Archaeological Investigations in Platte and Clay Counties, Missouri." Smithsonian Institution, United States National Museum Bulletin 183. Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1943.
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.