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2002

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Archeological Investigations At The Frank Benson Site (41tt310), Titus County, Texas, Timothy K. Perttula, Bo Nelson Jan 2002

Archeological Investigations At The Frank Benson Site (41tt310), Titus County, Texas, Timothy K. Perttula, Bo Nelson

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The Frank Benson site (41TT310) is an extensive and significant prehistoric Caddo and historic 19th century archeological site on a broad upland landform (352- 372 feet amsl) overlooking the Big Cypress Creek Valley in Titus County, Texas. In this paper we discuss recent archeological investigations at the site, which identified extensive and well-preserved Middle and Late Caddo components associated with a clay mound and extensive daub deposits from at least one burned Caddo structure.


Phelps Lake And Jim Burt: Two Middle Woodland Period Mounds In Northwestern Louisiana, Jeffery S. Girard Jan 2002

Phelps Lake And Jim Burt: Two Middle Woodland Period Mounds In Northwestern Louisiana, Jeffery S. Girard

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Clarence Webb defined the pre-Caddoan Bellevue focus on the basis of investigations at several isolated mounds located in upland settings in northwestern Louisiana. With the exception of the Bellevue Site (16B04), little detailed information is available about these mounds. Most were excavated many years ago and few notes, photographs, or other records exist This paper describes the results of recent cleaning of an old excavation trench through one of the Bellevue focus sites the Phelps Lake Mound (16B024). The work has provided a relatively detailed look at the mound strata. A radiocarbon assay on a sample of charcoal underlying the ...


An Early Radiocarbon Date From A Prehistoric Site In Anderson County, Texas, Timothy K. Perttula Jan 2002

An Early Radiocarbon Date From A Prehistoric Site In Anderson County, Texas, Timothy K. Perttula

Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State

Clyre Amick and Ed Furman, avocational archaeologists, have been investigating a prehistoric archaeological site in Anderson Courty, Texas, that became expanded when an asphalt company began to mine sand from an alluvial terrace along Town Creek. The archaeological site (41AN115) is about 15 km west of Palestine, the county seat for Anderson County.


Exploratory Pollen Analysis Of Hargrove Lake, Davy Crockett National Forest Houston County, Texas, Gerald K. Kelso Jan 2002

Exploratory Pollen Analysis Of Hargrove Lake, Davy Crockett National Forest Houston County, Texas, Gerald K. Kelso

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The objectives of this exploratory pollen analysis of selected samples from a sediment core taken at Hargrove Lake, Davy Crockett National Forest, Houston County, Texas, are to ascertain the quality of pollen preservation in the lake bottom matrix and to evaluate the potential of the pollen spectra deposited in the lake for providing information about former environmental conditions on Davy Crockett National Forest. Hargrove Lake is a natural lake in the floodplain of the Neches River in Houston County, Texas. The Hargrove Lake site (41H0150) lies a short distance to the west. The lake is presently is surrounded by a ...


The Caddo, Edward R. Jelks, Timothy K. Perttula Jan 2002

The Caddo, Edward R. Jelks, Timothy K. Perttula

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Knowledge of early Caddo culture comes from both archaeological and ethnographic sources. Enough archaeological research had been completed by the early 1970s to provide a fairly thorough chronology for the major pre-Columbian developments in the Caddoan area. and archaeological research has been extensive since that time.

Accounts of the DeSoto expedition of 1541-1542 constitute the earliest source of ethnohistoric data on the Caddo. Translations of the De Soto documents may be found in Bourne, Robertson, Varner and Varner, and more recently, Clayton. Some scholars think it likely that Coronado reached the edge of Caddo territory in 1541, but the consensus ...