Investigating Mississippian Site Layout and Architecture in Northeast Arkansas
In June 2015, the Arkansas Archeological Society Training Program was held at the Richards Bridge site. This Parkin phase village lies along the Tyronza River and was contemporaneous with the Parkin site, located about 16 km away. Geophysical studies revealed well-preserved structure floors at Richards Bridge and four of these were chosen for excavation to see if their construction was identical to those at other Parkin phase sites. A search for fortifications revealed a wooden palisade, but no defensive ditch or moat was present. The lack of a surrounding ditch makes Richards Bridge the first known Parkin phase site without one.
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Investigating Mississippian Site Layout and Architecture in Northeast Arkansas. Jeffrey Mitchem, Jami J. Lockhart, Timothy S. Mulvihill. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 405022)
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