Mississippian period (Temporal Keyword)
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9GE2178 (UTMZone 17, E292662, N3704897) is a Lamar period Mississippian artifact scatter on a ridge top edge, ranging in height between 462 and 472 feet above mean sea level (141-144 m amsl). Located barely 100 meters west of Lake Oconee’s high water shore line (formerly Richland Creek), the approximately 4,048-square-meter (93 m E/W x 55 m N/S) site is covered by a moderately dense growth of pines and a few young hardwoods with variable ground cover. Much of the slope directly to the south,...
A chert sourcing study using Visible/Near Infrared reflectance spectroscopy at the Dover Quarry sites, Tennessee
The study examines the potential application of VNIR reflectance spectroscopy to the sourcing of chert. As a case study the Dover Quarry sites of Stewart County, TN are surveyed in detail and sampled. Twenty samples from each of the sites are incorporated into a chert database with seven additional locations representing the major chert types of the immediate area. A chert type collection from distant geographic areas is also included to act as a control. A number of internal accuracy tests...
Cosmic Order and Change in Pre-columbian Eastern North America (2006)
The authors attempt to understand pan-continental cultural relationships as well as explain how cosmologies developed through time in the eastern Woodlands and Great Plains of North America. To do this, the authors deal with both the overall traditions of entire populations or time periods and specific, local expressions of these overall traditions.
Cosmology in the New World
This project consists of articles written by members of Santa Fe Institute’s cosmology research group. Overall, the goal of this group is to understand the larger relationships between cosmology and society through a theoretically open-ended, comparative examination of the ancient American Southwest, Southeast, and Mesoamerica.
Determining village extent and layout utilizing geophysical survey and excavation at the Mississippian site of Cane River, North Carolina (2015)
Geophysical techniques can help to clarify the extent of a site and show spatial relationships between structures, therefore guiding research and excavation strategies. When monuments and larger structural elements are absent, feature density can be a reliable proxy for occupation areas and village boundaries. Utilizing a combination of magnetometry and ground-penetrating radar survey at the Cane River site in North Carolina, we were able to locate borrow pits, storage pits, structures, and...
Jonathan Creek Architecture Data (2011)
The Jonathan Creek site in Kentucky was excavated in the early 1940s in an effort to uncover the community plan of an entire Mississippian town and mound center. Although the project terminated prematurely, the remnants of 89 structures representing a diverse array of architectural foundation styles were documented. Quantitative and qualitative attributes, such as posthole diameter and spacing, wall trench width and depth, roof supports, and floor area are included in this dataset.
Jonathan Creek Site, Kentucky, Perishable Architecture
The Jonathan Creek site in Kentucky was excavated in the early 1940s in an effort to uncover the community plan of an entire Mississippian town and mound center. Although the project terminated prematurely, the remnants of 89 structures representing a diverse array of architectural foundation styles were documented.
PROTEIN RESIDUE ANALYSIS OF CHIPPED STONE TOOLS FROM SITE 3MN298, MONTGOMERY COUNTY, ARKANSAS (2014)
Site 3MN298 is a multicomponent habitation site located along the Upper Ouachita River near Oden in Montgomery County, Arkansas. Diagnostic artifacts at the site are attributed to the Middle Archaic (circa 6000–5000 B.C.), Woodland (circa 1000–0 B.C.), and Mississippian (circa 1450–1650 A.D.) periods, suggesting multiple occupations. Cultural features included clusters of fire-cracked rock, a large trash-filled pit, and post stains from a Caddo house. Five chipped stone tools and two soil...
The Twelfth Street Extension Archaeological Data Recovery Project: Investigations at the Godley (38LX141) and Manning (38LX50) Sites, Lexington County, South Carolina (2000)
Construction of the Twelfth Street Extension Project was funded by the South Carolina Department of Transportation, in coordination with the Federal Highway Administration. This project is part of the Columbia Area Transportation Study and will provide access from the City of Cayce to U.S. Interstate 77. The planned Twelfth Street Extension corridor crosses two archaeological sites, the Godley site (38LX141) and the Manning site (38LX50). Each of these sites had been investigated to varying...