The Inglehame Farm Site (40WM342): A Preliminary Assessment of Mississippian Settlement in the Little Harpeth River Watershed, Tennessee
This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
Initial grading activity in 2003 for a proposed cul-de-sac within the Inglehame Farm subdivision in northern Williamson County uncovered several Mississippian period stone-box graves. Subsequent archaeological investigations in 2004 recorded structures, refuse-filled pits, and additional stone-box graves associated with an intact Mississippian period village. A reanalysis of the ceramic assemblage denoted two distinct Mississippian components. The first was an early occupation (estimated AD 1000-1100) defined by shell-tempered cordmarked ceramics. The vast majority of ceramics, however, supported a primary site occupation between the mid-13th and mid-15th centuries. An AMS date of 430 +/- 30 BP (AD 1440 to 1455 at one-sigma) raises the possibility that Inglehame Farm represents one of the last Mississippian sites to exist in the Harpeth River drainage, and likely the entire Middle Cumberland Region (Moore et al. 2006), prior to widespread depopulation of the study area.
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The Inglehame Farm Site (40WM342): A Preliminary Assessment of Mississippian Settlement in the Little Harpeth River Watershed, Tennessee. Michael Moore, Aaron Deter-Wolf. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449656)
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