The Texas Historical Commission and Ongoing Research at Site 41MR211

Author(s): Kerry Nichols

Year: 2017


The historical record offers only brief references to the village of Sha’chahdinnih or Timber Hill as the last Caddo settlement in the traditional Caddo homeland. Unfortunately, not long after its abandonment in the early 1840’s, its true location was lost to historians. In 1998, the combined efforts of archival and field researchers succeeded in locating a site designated as 41MR211, and believed to be a possible location for Timber Hill. In the interest of confirming the identity and significance of site 41MR211, the Texas Historical Commission conducted test excavations there in 1999 with volunteers and stewards of the Texas Archeological Stewardship Network. This research made the argument that the site was most likely Timber Hill but also that further research was needed. To this end, THC is conducting ongoing research in an effort to map settlement components and help answer questions about the exact nature of occupations at site 41MR211.

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The Texas Historical Commission and Ongoing Research at Site 41MR211. Kerry Nichols. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435471)

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 502