Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Other American Studies

2003

Articles 1 - 8 of 8

Full-Text Articles in Other History of Art, Architecture, and Archaeology

Book Reviews: The Hasinais: Southern Caddoans As Seen By The Earliest Europeans, Timothy K. Perttula Jan 2003

Book Reviews: The Hasinais: Southern Caddoans As Seen By The Earliest Europeans, Timothy K. Perttula

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

The writing and eventual publication of The Hasinais by Herbert Eugene Bolton, the founder of Spanish borderlands studies, has had a long and storied journey that is well-laid out in an introduction by Russell Magnaghi, the editor of the original 1987 hardback and 2002 paperback editions of the book. Bolton became interested in the Hasinai Caddo peoples of East Texas shortly after he arrived at The University of Texas at Austin in 1901, as he became aware “that American history had always involved the Indians and that, as he began to study southwestern history, he also had to study the ...


Temporal And Spatial Patterns In The Prehistoric Settlement Of The Lake Bob Sandlin Area, Big Cypress Creek Basin, Northeastern Texas, Timothy K. Perttula, Bo Nelson Jan 2003

Temporal And Spatial Patterns In The Prehistoric Settlement Of The Lake Bob Sandlin Area, Big Cypress Creek Basin, Northeastern Texas, Timothy K. Perttula, Bo Nelson

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

Since many of the archeological sites documented during the course of previous archeological investigations at Lake Bob Sandlin contain temporally diagnostic lithic, ceramic, and/or historic artifacts, we have the opportunity to investigate prehistoric temporal and spatial trends in the use of this part of the Big Cypress Creek basin in Northeastern Texas. The discussion of temporal trends in the prehistoric settlement of the Lake Bob Sandlin area is based on the findings from the 108 sites reported by Nelson and Perttula, the different components identified by Thurmond in the 95 sites recorded and investigated in the 1960s and 1970s ...


Hatchel Site And Paul Mitchell Cemetery, A. T. Jackson Jan 2003

Hatchel Site And Paul Mitchell Cemetery, A. T. Jackson

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

A WPA-University of Texas archaeological unit excavated in the vicinity of Texarkana from November 1, 1938, to August 25, 1939, on the A. J. Hatchel place [41BW3], Bowie County. During that time a large earthen mound and adjacent cemeteries were excavated under the direction of William C. Beatty, Jr.

The mound, 190 x 145 x 30 feet, was located on what seemed to be an old channel of Red River about a mile from the present stream. The site was part of an extensive village, perhaps related to other mound and village groups within a radius of three miles. The ...


The Caddo Indian Burial Ground (3mn386), Norman, Arkansas, Ann M. Early, Mary Beth D. Trubitt Jan 2003

The Caddo Indian Burial Ground (3mn386), Norman, Arkansas, Ann M. Early, Mary Beth D. Trubitt

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

Human burials were exposed accidentally during construction of a city sewer treatment plant in Norman, Arkansas, in October 1988. Archeological salvage excavations in the days following, directed by Ann Early of the Arkansas Archeological Survey’s Henderson Research Station, identified two burials, a small cluster of residential features, and artifacts dating from the Archaic through Caddo periods. After discussions between the various agencies and groups involved, a new location was found for the sewer treatment plant. The human bone and associated grave goods were returned to the Caddo Tribe for reburial, and the site was covered up for protection. The ...


Book Reviews: Thinking About Cultural Resource Management: Essays From The Edge, Robert Cast Jan 2003

Book Reviews: Thinking About Cultural Resource Management: Essays From The Edge, Robert Cast

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

The Guru of Section 106 has just compiled a book of essays that every CRM professional, archeologist, anthropologist, historic preservationist, environmentalist (have I covered all the pertinent “ists”?), and Native Americans concerned with preserving, protecting, and managing historic properties should read. There is even a nifty glossary of terms for those readers who may not be familiar with the compliance lingo that goes along with Section 106, the National Environmental Protection Act, the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, and the whole host of other federal laws related to historic preservation.


The James Owens Site (41tt769) In The Sulphur River Basin Of Northeast Texas, Mark Walters, Bryan Boyd, Bo Nelson, Leeanna Schniebs, Timothy K. Perttula Jan 2003

The James Owens Site (41tt769) In The Sulphur River Basin Of Northeast Texas, Mark Walters, Bryan Boyd, Bo Nelson, Leeanna Schniebs, Timothy K. Perttula

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

The James Owens site (41TT769) is an apparent Middle to Late Caddoan settlement that was investigated in June 2001 at the request of the landowner, Mr. James Owens of Irving, Texas. The landowner is planning on building a house here in the future, and during the course of clearing the land and constructing a gravel drive way to the future house site, he noted some archeological materials on the surface. Discussions between Mr. Owens, Bryan Boyd (Texas Archeological Steward Network), and Mark Parsons, regional archeologist for the Texas Historical Commission, led to the limited investigations reported on here. The work ...


Titus Phase Archeology At The S. Stockade Site (41tt865) On Tankersley Creek, Titus County, Texas, Timothy K. Perttula, Bo Nelson, Leeanna Schniebs Jan 2003

Titus Phase Archeology At The S. Stockade Site (41tt865) On Tankersley Creek, Titus County, Texas, Timothy K. Perttula, Bo Nelson, Leeanna Schniebs

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

The S. Stockade site was discovered on a small rise (330 feet amsl) in the Tankersley Creek floodplain during a recent archeological survey for the Texas Department of Transportation. Tankersley Creek is a southward-flowing tributary to Big Cypress Creek, and enters that creek’s floodplain a few miles below the Lake Bob Sandlin dam. There is a dense concentration of prehistoric archeological sites throughout the Tankersley Creek valley, particularly post-A.D. 800 Caddo Indian sites. This paper discusses the archeology of the S. Stockade site, a Late Caddoan Titus phase settlement.

The rise at the S. Stockade site is grass-covered ...


The Wolf Site (41sm195), Smith County, Texas, Mark Walters, Phil Dering Jan 2003

The Wolf Site (41sm195), Smith County, Texas, Mark Walters, Phil Dering

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

The Wolf site (41SM195) is a prehistoric Caddo site located in eastern Smith County, Texas, in the John Wolf land survey, approximately 12 miles east of Tyler, Texas. This article discusses recent excavations I conducted at the site, and summarizes the archeological findings, including features, the age of the archeological deposits, the various lithic and ceramic artifacts that were recovered, and offers speculations about why this part of Smith County was apparently abandoned by the Caddo peoples in the 15th century.

The Wolf site is an important part of my family's history. The abstract for the property begins with ...