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Caddo Salt Production in Northwestern Louisiana (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Paul Eubanks.

During the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, northwestern Louisiana was known as a major hub of the salt trade. However, recent excavations at the Drake's Salt Works Site Complex suggest that this reputation may have been earned relatively late. These excavations have also raised the possibility that many of the salt producers at this saline were non-locals who visited northwestern Louisiana primarily for its salt resources. While the salt makers at Drake's Salt Works would have...


The Ceramic Assemblage from Washington Mounds: A Caddo Site in Southwestern Arkansas (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Katherine Wilson.

The Washington Mounds site is an Early to Middle Caddo period (A.D. 800-1300) mound site with 11 mounds, some of which contain burials; two village areas are associated with the site surrounding the mounds. It is located in southwest Arkansas between the Red River and Little Missouri River Basins. Some level of ritual activity occurred at the site, but the types or scale was previously unknown. Two excavations have been done at the site: first in the early 20th century by M. R. Harrington, and a...


Examining the Ceramic Assemblage from Washington Mounds: An Early to Middle Caddo Site in Southwestern Arkansas (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Katherine Wilson.

The Washington Mounds site is an Early to Middle Caddo period (A.D. 800-1300) mound site with 11 mounds, some of which contain burials; two village areas are associated with the site surrounding the mounds. It is located in southwest Arkansas between the Red River and Little Missouri River Basins. Some level of ritual activity occurred at the site, but what types or scale of ritual is unknown. Two excavations have been done at the site: one in the early 20th century by M. R. Harrington, and a...


Gauging Style: A Stylistic Analysis of Arkansas and Red River Valley Earspools (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Reneé Erickson.

Archaeologists have theorized that earspools functioned as symbolic adornments of high social status. However, earspools may also indicate the localized cultural practices of smaller communities within a larger region and highlight the role of specific individuals. By focusing on the sizes, material types, and decorative elements, I discuss the stylistic variations found within the temporal and spatial distribution of earspools in the Arkansas and Red River Valleys. These variations may indicate...


Salt Production and Economic Specialization at Drake’s Salt Works (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Paul Eubanks. Ian Brown.

The Drake’s Salt Works Site Complex in northwestern Louisiana was one of the most intensively-utilized salt production sites in the south-central United States during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. According to the historic record, the Caddo salt makers at this saline were capable of producing hundreds of pounds of salt each year to sell to nearby European and American Indian groups. Given the limited availability of salt away from coastal areas, participating in the production and...


US Army National Guard Cultural Resources Planning Level Survey - Texas (1998)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Lara S. Anderson.

In April 1998, St. Louis District personnel visited the Adjutant General’s Department of Texas (AGTX) at Camp Mabry, the Texas Archaeological Research Laboratory, and the Texas Historical Commission in Austin to research archaeological and historic buildings survey work conducted on Army National Guard facilities in the state. This document reports the history of cultural investigations on federally owned or supported Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG) facilities, lists archaeological sites and...


A World of Wrapped Symbols: Bundling and Iconography on Southeastern Ceramics from the Lemley Collection (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jesse Nowak.

Throughout the American Southeast, prehistoric and contemporary indigenous groups have conducted ritual acts of wrapping and binding sacred objects in spirit and medicine bundles. Previous researchers have also noted the concept of ritual encapsulation in other cultural expressions such as: settlement design, mound building, pottery, and cosmology. This presentation will focus on the apparent bundling of iconographic motifs and designs present on a ceramic vessel from the Gilcrease Museum in...