Dale L. McElrath

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Dale L. McElrath

Dale McElrath

Survey Affiliate

M.A. University of Wisconsin Madison

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General Interest/Area of Focus

Lithic Analysis: Archaic Studies; Late Woodland Studies: Historical Processualism.

Publications

2007 The Archaic and the Tyranny of Theory. In Archaic Societies: Diversity and Complexity Across the Midcontinent, edited by T. E. Emerson, D. L. McElrath and A. C. Fortier. University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln.

Emerson, Thomas E., Dale L. McElrath and Andrew C. Fortier (editors)
2007 Archaic Societies: Diversity and Complexity Across the Midcontinent. University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln (in press).

McElrath, Dale L. and Thomas Emerson
2007 Concluding Thoughts on the Archaic Occupation of the Eastern Woodlands. In Archaic Societies: Diversity and Complexity Across the Miccontinent, edited by T. Emerson, D. L. McElrath and A. C. Fortier. University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln (in press).

Emerson, Thomas E., John A. Walthall, Andrew C. Fortier and Dale L. McElrath
2006 Advances in American Bottom Prehistory: Illinois Transportation Archaeology Two Decades After I-270. Southewestern Archaeology 25(2):153–167.

Fortier, Andrew C., Thomas Emerson and Dale L. McElrath
2006 Calibrating and Reassessing American Bottom Culture History. Southeastern Archaeology (in press).

McElrath, Dale L., Andrew C. Fortier, Brad Koldehoff and Thomas Emerson
2006 The American Bottom Archaic: A Cultural Crossroads. In Archaic Societies: Diversity and Complexity Across the Midcontinent, edited by T. Emerson, D. L. McElrath and A. C. Fortier. University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln (in press).

Fortier, Andrew C. and Dale L. McElrath
2002 Deconstructing the Emergent Mississippian Concept: The Case for the Terminal Late Woodland in the American Bottom. Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology 27(2):172–215.

Meinkoth, Michael C., Kristin Hedman and Dale L. McElrath
2001 The Cunningham Site: A Late Woodland Occupation in the American Bottom. Illinois Transportation Archaeology Research Program Research Reports No. 41. Illinois Transportation Archaeological Research Program, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

2001 Lithics. In The Cunningham Site: An Early Late Woodland Occupation in the American Bottom, pp. 119–166. Transportation Archaeological Research Reports No.9. Illinois Transportation Archaeological Research Program, Urbana.

Emerson, Thomas E., Dale L. McElrath and Andrew C. Fortier (editors)
2000 Late Woodland Societies: Tradition and Transformation Across the Midcontinent. University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln.

McElrath, Dale L., Thomas E. Emerson and Andrew C. Fortier
2000 Social Evolution or Social Response? A Fresh Look at the "Good Grey Cultures" after Four Decades of Research in the Midwest. In Late Woodland Societies: Tradition and Transformation across the Midcontinent, edited by T. E. Emerson, D. L. McElrath and A. C. Fortier, pp. 3–36. University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln.

McElrath, Dale L. and Thomas E. Emerson
2000 Toward an “Intrinsic Characteristics” Approach to Chert Raw Material Classification: An American Bottom Example. Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology 25(2):215–244.

2000 The Early Late Woodland Occupation of the American Bottom. In Late Woodland Societies: Tradition and Transformation Across the Midcontinent, edited by T. E. Emerson, D. L. McElrath and A. C. Fortier, pp. 97–121. University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln.

1996 Lithics. In The Cunningham Site: A Late Woodland Occupation in the American Bottom, edited by M. C. Meinkoth, D. Hedman and D. L. McElrath, pp. 125–156. Research Reports No. 41. Illinois Transportation Archaeological Research Program, Urbana.

McElrath, Dale L., Michael C. Meinkoth and Kristin Hedman
1996 Site Interpretations. In The Cunningham Site: A Late Woodland Occupation in the American Bottom, edited by M. C. Meinkoth, K. Hedman and D. L. McElrath, pp. 189–198. Research Reports No. 41. Illinois Transportation Archaeological Research Program, Urbana.

1995 Defining Archaic Cultures in the American Bottom. Paper presented at the 60th Annual Conference of the Society for American Archaeology, Minneapolis.

1993 Mule Road: A Newly Defined Late Archaic Phase in the American Bottom. In Highways to the Past: Essays on Illinois Archaeology in Honor of Charles J. Bareis, edited by T. E. Emerson, A. C. Fortier and D. L. McElrath, pp. 148–157. Illinois Archaeology Vol. 5 (Nos. 1 and 2). Illinois Archaeological Survey, Urbana.

Bentz, Charles, Dale McElrath, Fred A. Finney and Richard B. Lacampagne
1988 Late Woodland Sites in the American Bottom Uplands. American Bottom Archaeology FAI-270 Reports Vol. 18. University of Illinois Press, Urbana.

1988 The Patrick Phase Occupation of the Alpha 3 Site. In Late Woodland Sites in the American Bottom Uplands, edited by C. Bentz, D. L. McElrath, F. A. Finney and R. B. Lacampagne, pp. 169–186. American Bottom Archaeology FAI 270 Site Reports. vol. 18, C. J. Bareis and J. W. Porter, general editor. University of Illinois Press, Urbana.

1988 Summary and Conclusions. In Late Woodland Sites in the American Bottom Uplands, edited by C. Bentz, D. L. McElrath, F. A. Finney and R. B. Lacampagne, pp. 317–319. American Bottom Archaeology FAI-270 Site Reports. vol. 18. University of Illinois Press, Urbana.

McElrath, Dale L. and Fred A. Finney
1987 The George Reeves Site (11-S-650). American Bottom Archaeology FAI-270 Site Reports 15. University of Illinois Press, Urbana.

McElrath, Dale L., Joyce A. Williams, Thomas O. Maher and Michael C. Meinkoth
1987 Emergent Mississippian and Mississippian Communities at the Radic Site. American Bottom Archaeology FAI-270 Site Reports 17. University of Illinois, Urbana.

1987 The Radic Site. American Bottom Archaeology FAI-270 Site Reports 17 No. 1. University of Illinois Press, Urbana.

Emerson, Thomas, Dale L. McElrath and Joyce A. Williams
1986 Patterns of Hinter-gatherer Mobility and Sedentism During the Archaic Period of the American bottom. In Foraging Collecting and Harvesting: Archaic Period Subsistence and Settlement in the Eastern Woodlands, edited by S. W. Neusius, pp. 247–273. Occasional Papers No. 6. Southern Illinois University, Center for Archaeological Investigations, Carbondale.

McElrath, Dale L.
1986 The McLean Site (11-S-640). American Bottom Archaeology FAI-270 Site Reports 14. University of Illinois Press, Urbana.

McElrath, Dale L., Thomas E. Emerson, Andrew C. Fortier and James L. Phillips
1984 Late Archaic Period. In American Bottom Archaeology: A Summary of the FAI-270 Project Contributions to the Culture History of the Mississippi River Valley, edited by C. J. Bareis and J. W. Porter, pp. 34–58. University of Illinois, Urbana.

Emerson, Thomas E. and Dale L. McElrath
1983 A Settlement-Subsistence Model of the Terminal Late Archaic Adaptation in the American Bottom, Illinois. In Archaic Hunters and Gatherers in the American Midwest, edited by J. L. Phillips and J. A. Brown, pp. 219–242. Academic Press, New York.

McElrath, Dale L. and Andrew C. Fortier
1981 The Missouri Pacific Site #2: A Late Archaic Occupation in the American Bottom. FAI-270 Archaeological Mitigation Project Report No. 34. Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois, Urbana.

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