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Old Mobile (1MB94) Structure 01, Mobile County, Alabama.

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Summary

Structure 1 at the Old Mobile site (1MB94) was first noted for its raised earthen floor. Several similar features were visible in the forested, unplowed, western half of the townsite. Complete excavation in 1989 revealed the building to have been built using poteaux-sur-sole, or post on sill, construction. This building had a large central room with three joists supporting a wooden floor. On each end was a smaller room, one of which shared a double-hearth chimney with the central room. The long axis of the building aligns to about 40 degrees west of north, which coincides with the street grid depicted on the two historic maps of the town. The artifact assemblage associated with this building suggests it functioned as a private residence. The most unusual artifacts recovered from Structure 1 are five lead cloth seals stamped with the abbreviated name of the Company of the Indies of France and the date 1701.


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Cite this Record

Old Mobile (1MB94) Structure 01, Mobile County, Alabama.. ( tDAR id: 380900) ; doi:10.6067/XCV80R9QTJ


URL: http://www.usouthal.edu/archaeology/old-mobile.html


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Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1702 to 1711


Spatial Coverage

min long: -88.026; min lat: 30.942 ; max long: -87.971; max lat: 30.983 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): University of South Alabama Center for Archaeological Studies

Project Director(s): Gregory Waselkov


Record Identifiers

2004.077(s): Accession Number

Source Collections

University of South Alabama Center for Archaeological Studies Old Mobile Collection 2004.077
University of South Alabama Archaeology Museum Old Mobile Collection 2004.077

Related Comparative Collections

University of South Alabama Center for Archaeological Studies Port Dauphin Village Collection 1997.005

Resources Inside this Project (Viewing 1-4 of 4)

Images

  1. Artifact Photos from Structure 01, Old Mobile (1MB94), Mobile County, Alabama. (1989)
  2. Excavation Photos from Structure 01 at the Old Mobile site (1MB94), Mobile County, Alabama. (1989)

Datasets

  1. Field Specimen Catalog for Structure 01, Old Mobile (1MB94), Mobile County, Alabama. (1989)
  2. Glass Beads from Old Mobile Structure 01 (1MB94), Mobile County, Alabama. (1989)
Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America