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A Deeper Look at Lake Jackson: New Insights into Settlement Patterns and Ritual Space at a Florida Mississippian Center

Author(s): Daniel Bigman ; Jesse Nowak ; Grant Stauffer ; Daniel Seinfeld

Year: 2015

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This poster presents the results of magnetometer and ground penetrating radar surveys as well as excavations conducted in 2014 at the Lake Jackson site located in northwest Florida. The geophysical and excavation results augmented with previously recorded site data provide a new view of occupation and architectural placement in and around the mound complex. Evidence from the remote sensing survey reveals several anomalies that represent probable Mississippian-style structures, while shovel test data provides occupation evidence in previously unexplored areas. These findings lead to an identification of the functionality of certain sacred spaces and associated ceremonial behavior.

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A Deeper Look at Lake Jackson: New Insights into Settlement Patterns and Ritual Space at a Florida Mississippian Center. Jesse Nowak, Daniel Bigman, Daniel Seinfeld, Grant Stauffer. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 397532)


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min long: -91.274; min lat: 24.847 ; max long: -72.642; max lat: 36.386 ;

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America