Slave Quarters, Stand, or Trash Dump? Determining Site Function at the Food Plot Site.
Author(s): Jessica Gisler
The Food Plot Site is located on the Tombigbee National Forest in Mississippi. It was discovered in a 2006 survey. Initially, only whiteware and amethyst glass were found at the site and it was determined to be ineligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The site was revisited in 2008, shortly after it had been plowed. During this visit hundreds of early English ceramics were discovered. In fact, these were some of the earliest ceramics ever found on the Tombigbee National Forest. The incredible variation in decorative styles also set this site apart from any other in the region. Fifty-four different decorative styles are present including transfer-print, mochaware, hand-painted, flow blue, and shell-edge. Several different hypotheses have been offered to explain the site’s purpose. This paper discusses the additional fieldwork (controlled surface collection, magnetometry, shovel testing, and limited excavation) done at the site to investigate site function.
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Slave Quarters, Stand, or Trash Dump? Determining Site Function at the Food Plot Site. . Jessica Gisler. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428242)
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