The Morton Village Project has been an active dig site of many years now. When it started the dig site was studied through culture history, and processual approaches so that archaeologists could understand and then later really study the site. You can not think about the everyday life of an inhabitant until you can identify the culture atmosphere of the time period that lived. Now the dig site can be studied using contextual methods more thoroughly. I think this transition can be seen when reading the article “Children, Migration, and Mortuary Representation in the Late Prehistoric Central Illinois River Valley”. The article mostly focuses on the ways that the children in this community were buried to see if this information can tell us even about the cultural relationship between the Oneota and the Mississppian. Does the ratio of Oneota buried children to Mississppian buried children show the pride that the inhabitants had for their culture. Does burying their children with these artifacts show some religious importance? I think the most interesting part however is the formation and layout of the different houses. Do the houses that show both Oneota and Mississippian styles of building mean there was cultural exchange between the two groups? But then why would there be a majority of violent deaths. If there was cultural exchange going on then could the mortuary items buried with children be a way of rebelling against this exchange? I also find it interesting that there are some many examples of just Mississippian and just Oneota cultures to compare. The goals for the sight in the future reflect my questions as well. The site has its time period and who lived there but the deeper questions still remain. By studying the artifacts within the site through a contextual approach all the goals and questions surrounding the site can be answered. I also think it is interesting that to carry these out the focus has shifted to the children. The article by Jennifer D. Bengtson and Jodie A. O’Gorman described this as an overlook in the past to not focus on children in excavations. It reminds me of a new trend in studying history to begin looking for documents from women that have been over looked in the past because it was deemed to be not of relevance to the events taking place. Why would children be a source to answer important questions regarding the culture of past civilizations. Now we know they have a lot to tell us.