I found the article and the video about the Morton project quite interesting. There seemed be several examples of theoretical perspective archeology. In the end, it can be hard to answer all of the questions.
The use of a cultural history perspective in the form of a when question can also be seen when the archeologists were comparing the architecture of the Mississippian and Oneota people. The similar themes that they processed seemed to indicate they lived there at similar periods of time. I wonder if the Oneota people were killing the Mississippians for their houses. The goal was to order the events in place of who lived when.
I found when the archeologists were digging up the remains in Oneota cemetary to be a good example of a theoretical perspective. Over half the adults showing signs of a violent death seems like a lot. This fact brought up the who and what type of questions; who are they fighting, trying to put the past in order. Was this an all-out war or something more common? These questions are why the project is looking at it from a cultural history perspective.
Looking at the processual perspective, it can be used to explain cultural processes with material items. The materialistic perspective can agian be seen again in the homes of the Mississippian and Oneota. The architecture style can highlight the differeneces between the tribes cultures. The Oneota architecture style was that each wall post was placed in a separate hole while the Mississippian structure had the wall posts placed together in long trenches. Archaeologist can use this information in the future to most easily identify the which tribe a structure was mostly likely to belong to.
The post-processual perspective draws more attention to the behaviors and influences of the individual. An example of this is the cemetery at Norris Farms which were found to contain artifacts such as pottery inside and were discovered to be Oneota pottery which is vastly different from Mississippian. The threat of violence mostly likely vastly influenced the pottery style of many individuals in this area.
It is kind of funny to think of how a group of people in history are most easily identified by their pottery style. What will this time be remembered for one day? The iphone style probably.