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Elucidating Fort Walton in Florida: Chronology and Mound Construction at the Lake Jackson Site

Author(s): John Stauffer

Year: 2016

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Along the periphery of the Mississippian Art and Ceremonial Complex, the Lake Jackson site existed as a multi-mound ceremonial center whose material contents included objects bearing widespread symbols connected with complex traditions in the long-lived history of Native American iconography and ceremonialism. This paper investigates the occupation chronology of the site through an analysis of its ceramic assemblage and artifact proveniences with a particular focus on Mound 5, a stratigraphically complex platform mound feature. Through the application of Accelerated Mass Spectrometry dating, stratigraphic analysis, and ceramic analysis, this presentation offers tentative explanations for the onset of Mississippian ceremonial behavior at the site and its temporal placement within the late prehistoric duration of the Fort Walton archaeological culture.


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Elucidating Fort Walton in Florida: Chronology and Mound Construction at the Lake Jackson Site. John Stauffer. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 404538)


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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