: of or belonging to an ancient culture of southern Illinois and adjacent areas characterized by fabric-impressed flat-based pottery, stone implements and ornaments, and permanent villages with large square houses

Word History


after Henry Baumer, on whose property material from the culture was found

Note: See Fay-Cooper Cole, et al., Kincaid: A Prehistoric Illinois Metropolis, University of Chicago Press, 1951, p. 184: "The presence of these sherds at low stratigraphic levels was called to the attention of the survey party, and late in the season of 1934 the type site, known as Baumer, was discovered about five miles west and downriver from the Kincaid site. [Footnote] Since it was on the property of Henry Baumer of Paducah, Ky."

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