Woodland Social Change in the Central Midwest: a Review and Evaluation of Interpretive Trends
North American Archaeologist
The analysis of Middle Woodland to Late Woodland social change in west-central Illinois has produced contrasting interpretations of decreasing and increasing complexity. This paper evaluates both views, showing that available evidence is most consistent with the interpretation of social collapse at the Middle to Late Woodland transition.
Tainter, J. A. Woodland Social Change in the Central Midwest: a Review and Evaluation of Interpretive Trends. North American Archaeologist 4: 141-161.