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Old Mobile (1MB94) Structure 30, Mobile County, Alabama.

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Summary

Excavation of Structure 30 at the Old Mobile site (1MB94) occurred between 1992 and 1996, with field school student assistance. This two-room building was constructed in the pieux-en-terre style with subsurface wall and fence trenches preserved below plowzone. Relative artifact quantities in the trench features indicate a construction sequence, with the building constructed first, followed some time afterward by erection of a palisade-type fence enclosing the building. The associated artifact assemblage suggests use as a soldiers' barracks, followed by use as a storehouse (secured by the fence). An adjacent pit was dug for building material, presumably needed for a mud and stick chimney, and later used for refuse disposal.


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Cite this Record

Old Mobile (1MB94) Structure 30, Mobile County, Alabama.. ( tDAR id: 380902) ; doi:10.6067/XCV89S1SF2


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 1-2 of 2)

Images

  1. Excavation Photos from Structure 30, Old Mobile (1MB94), Mobile County, Alabama. (1996)

Datasets

  1. Field Specimen Catalog for Structure 30, Old Mobile (1MB94), Mobile County, Alabama. (1996)
Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America