Jaketown Re-Revisited

Author(s): Seth Grooms; Grace Ward; Andrew Schroll

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

In the summer of 2018, we reopened two previously excavated units at the Jaketown site in Humphries County, Mississippi. We collected geoarchaeological and paleoethnobotanical data from basal Poverty Point contexts. These deposits, dating to the Late Archaic (ca. 4000-3000 cal B.P.), represent the earliest and most intensive occupation at Jaketown. Analyses of these two datasets will inform our understanding of how the Late Archaic people at Jaketown interacted with their landscape, specifically through earthen construction and plant management. We will subject soil samples to magnetic susceptibility testing, loss on ignition, laser diffraction particle-size analysis, and macrobotanical analysis. In this paper, we present our preliminary findings.

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Jaketown Re-Revisited. Seth Grooms, Grace Ward, Andrew Schroll. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449719)

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min long: -93.735; min lat: 24.847 ; max long: -73.389; max lat: 39.572 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 24243