Mound Summit Archaeology at the Carson site, Coahoma County, Mississippi

Author(s): David Abbott; Jayur Mehta

Year: 2015


In 2014, the Carson Mounds Archaeological Project (CMAP) excavated a structure on the summit of Mound D. In addition to a cache of Mississippian chisels, or woodworking tools, excavations revealed several rebuilding episodes associated with this structure. Furthermore, a well-fired and compact earthen floor was discovered underneath the daub fall. This presentation focuses on excavations and findings, radiocarbon dates from the structure and Mound D, and also includes a discussion on thin-section analysis of the structure floor.

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Mound Summit Archaeology at the Carson site, Coahoma County, Mississippi. Jayur Mehta, David Abbott. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 398291)

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