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After Abolition: Britain And The Slave Trade Since 1807, Marika Sherwood, Christian Hogsbjerg Mar 2008

After Abolition: Britain And The Slave Trade Since 1807, Marika Sherwood, Christian Hogsbjerg

African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter

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Caddo Ceramics From The D'Ortolan Site (41na299), Timothy K. Perttula Jan 2008

Caddo Ceramics From The D'Ortolan Site (41na299), Timothy K. Perttula

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

The D'Ortolan site (41NA299) is a late 1790s to 1830s ranch established by Bernard D'Ortolan on Bayou Loco, a tributary to the Angelina River, in Nacogdoches County, Texas. The ranch was known as Rancho San Bemando del Loco. Tom Middlebrook, Texas Archeological Steward, located and identified the rancho in 2003.

During the course of archaeological investigations conducted at the site over the next few years, a small sample of aboriginal Caddo ceramic sherds were found on the rancho in contexts indicating that Caddo ceramic vessels were in use during the rancho occupation. These vessels had to have been ...


Pottery From 41na202: The Stephens Site In Nacogdoches County, Texas, Robert L. Turner Jr. Jan 2008

Pottery From 41na202: The Stephens Site In Nacogdoches County, Texas, Robert L. Turner Jr.

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In late 1940 and early 1941, my father and I excavated the Stephens site (41NA202). The site is located on Bailey Creek approximately 5 km west of Central Heights in Nacogdoches County. The site had been identified by the land owner, who gave my father permission to excavate.

The purpose of this short article is to briefly describe the ceramic assemblage from the site. The assemblage is unique for this area of East Texas.

The excavated area from which the ceramic artifacts were recovered measured approximately 3 x 4.6 m with the long axis along the plow rows. The ...


Seed Bead Color Patterns From Colonial Period Sites In Texas And Louisiana, George Avery Jan 2008

Seed Bead Color Patterns From Colonial Period Sites In Texas And Louisiana, George Avery

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This article focuses on the seed beads recovered from the Spradley site (41NA206), a possible Nacogdoches village site located south of Nacogdoches, Texas, and compares the seed bead color pattern to that of other colonial period sites in the region, including Deshazo (41NA27), Stephens (41NA202), Pearson (41RA5), Gilbert (41RAI3), Roseborough Lake (41BW5), Vinson (41LTI), Womack (41LRI), 41H064, Atlanta State Park (41CS37), Ware Acres (41GG31), and the shipwreck of La Belle in Texas; and Los Adaes (16NA16) and Colfax Ferry (16NA15) in Louisiana. The possible meaning of different seed bead color patterns is briefly discussed.


Life On Jackson Creek, Smith County, Texas: Archeological Investigations Of A 14th Century Caddo Domicile At The Leaning Rock Site (41sm325), Mark Walters, Leslie G. Cecil, Linda S. Cummings, J. Phil Dering, Jeffer R. Ferguson, Michael D. Glascock, Timothy K. Perttula, Leeanna Schniebs, Harry J. Shafer, Jesse Todd, Chester P. Walker Jan 2008

Life On Jackson Creek, Smith County, Texas: Archeological Investigations Of A 14th Century Caddo Domicile At The Leaning Rock Site (41sm325), Mark Walters, Leslie G. Cecil, Linda S. Cummings, J. Phil Dering, Jeffer R. Ferguson, Michael D. Glascock, Timothy K. Perttula, Leeanna Schniebs, Harry J. Shafer, Jesse Todd, Chester P. Walker

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The 14th century Caddo Leaning Rock site was initially discovered in the Fall of 2004. It was located during reconnaissance to search out a location for the survey portion of the Texas Archeologica! Society's Academy IO I held in Tyler in February 2005. This was not a formal survey with transect lines. nor one using regularly spaced shovel tests. but was rather more of a "windshield"' type survey, consisting of driving across pasture lands looking at gopher mounds and checking fore, evidence of archeological deposits on likely looking landforms.

!n this area. landform and soil type seem to be ...


Trends And Varieties In Late Caddo And Historic Caddo Fine Ware Pottery Types In The Upper Neches River Basin, Timothy K. Perttula Jan 2008

Trends And Varieties In Late Caddo And Historic Caddo Fine Ware Pottery Types In The Upper Neches River Basin, Timothy K. Perttula

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One of the goals of recent archaeological research investigations in the upper Neches River valley in East Texas is to better understand the temporal and stylistic character of the post-A.D. 1400/1450 Frankston and Allen phase Caddo ceramic assemblages found in this area. From this will hopefully arise a better understanding of the settlement history of Caddo peoples living here.

This research has involved a detailed examination of 278 vessels from burials on seven sites in the collections at the Texas Archeological Research Laboratory (TARL), 31 vessels from burials at 41AN38, and a review of other vessel data (n ...


A Probable Early 19th Century Coushatta Village Site On Big Cypress Bayou In Northeastern Texas, Timothy K. Perttula, Bryan E. Boyd Jan 2008

A Probable Early 19th Century Coushatta Village Site On Big Cypress Bayou In Northeastern Texas, Timothy K. Perttula, Bryan E. Boyd

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In February 2002, avocational archaeologists from northeastern Texas and northwestern Louisiana conducted archaeological investigations in an area along Big Cypress Bayou in Marion County, Texas, to search for and identify a pre-1841 Coushatta Indian village depicted on a 1943 General Land Office map. That map showed a "Coushatti" village with at least seven to eight structures (a common way at the time to indicate an Indian village, but not necessarily an accurate characterization of the number of structures once present at the site) near the confluence of Black Cypress Bayou and Big Cypress Bayou. This article describes the results of ...


Archaeological Investigations At The Henry M. Site (41na60): An Early Historic Caddo Farmstead In Nacogdoches County, Texas, Tom Middlebrook, Timothy K. Perttula Jan 2008

Archaeological Investigations At The Henry M. Site (41na60): An Early Historic Caddo Farmstead In Nacogdoches County, Texas, Tom Middlebrook, Timothy K. Perttula

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The Henry M. site (41NA60) is an early historic (post-A.D. 1680) Allen phase farmstead on a natural rise in the Bayou Loco floodplain in western Nacogdoches County in East Texas. Bayou Loco, a relatively small stream, flows south a few miles to its confluence with the Angelina River. The dam for Lake Nacogdoches on the bayou is about 1.7 miles to the north. Construction of Lake Nacogdoches inundated a number of contemporaneous Allen phase farmsteads- some of which were the scene of 1970s excavations-including 41NA18. The Henry M. site in the mid-1980s. (41NA21), Iron Rock (41NA22), Loco Bottoms ...


The Henry Chapman Site (41sm56), Mark Walters Jan 2008

The Henry Chapman Site (41sm56), Mark Walters

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In the mid-1950s, Sam Whiteside conducted excavations at the Henry Chapman site, his site P-5 (41SM56), on Prairie Creek in eastern Smith County, Texas, some 18 miles east of Tyler, Texas. Mr. Whiteside was an amateur archaeologist who discovered and explored numerous sites up and down Prairie Creek as well as other important sites in Smith and adjoining counties. The Chapman site was one of the first sites to be investigated by Mr. Whiteside, and the major part of the work took place there in 1957 and 1958.

In August 1957, the site was visited by Edward B. Jelks and ...


The Pine Tree Mound Site And The Entrada Of The Hernando De Soto Expedition Of 1542, Ross C. Fields Jan 2008

The Pine Tree Mound Site And The Entrada Of The Hernando De Soto Expedition Of 1542, Ross C. Fields

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The entrada into Texas of the Hernando de Solo expedition in July 1542, which was led by Luis de Moscoso after de Soto's death in June of that year, is relevant to the Pine Tree Mound site (4IHS15) because it appears that the site was occupied at that time, and the entrada likely followed a path that brought it very close to the site. In fact, we hypothesize that the Pine Tree Mound site, along with associated villages nearby, is specifically mentioned in entrada accounts as the province of Nondacao. These may have been the forebears of the Nadaco ...


A Study Of Chipped Stone Artifacts From The Redwine Site (41sm193), Smith County, Texas, Harry J. Shafer Jan 2008

A Study Of Chipped Stone Artifacts From The Redwine Site (41sm193), Smith County, Texas, Harry J. Shafer

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This article presents a detailed analysis of chipped stone artifacts from the Redwine Site (41SM193), a Middle Caddo mound and village site located on the headwaters of Auburn Creek, a tributary of the Sabine River. The collection includes chipped stone recovered from the surface, test excavations, and arrow points associated with two adult burials. The site was investigated by avocational archeologist Sam Whiteside in the 1960s and more recently by Mark Walters and Patti Haskins under the direction of John Keller of Southern Archaeological Consultants. The investigations and material culture have been briefly described. This study is designed to take ...


Archaeological Investigations At The Edwards Creek Site (41ft549) In The Trinity River Basin, Freestone County, Texas, Timothy K. Perttula, Bo Nelson, Mark Walters, Leeannaa Schniebs Jan 2008

Archaeological Investigations At The Edwards Creek Site (41ft549) In The Trinity River Basin, Freestone County, Texas, Timothy K. Perttula, Bo Nelson, Mark Walters, Leeannaa Schniebs

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The Edwards Creek site (41Ff549) was found during the course of a 2005 archaeological survey of a proposed small lake project in the adjoining Indian Creek stream valley in southeastern Freestone County, Texas. The site was identified while reconnoitering the general project area, and at that time a darkly stained midden area was noted on the surface here, with animal bones and other artifacts visible across it. With the permission of the landowner, we returned to the Edwards Creek site to investigate the site and its midden deposits.


Analysis Of The Historic Caddo Ceramics From 41na223 In Downtown Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County, Texas, Timothy K. Perttula Jan 2008

Analysis Of The Historic Caddo Ceramics From 41na223 In Downtown Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County, Texas, Timothy K. Perttula

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In 1999, the late Dr. James E. Corbin of Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas, recorded 41NA223 in a proposed parking lot associated with offices for the City of Nacogdoches. The site is located on the southern edge of an upland ridge (290 ft. amsl) between Banita Creek and La Nana Creek, southward-flowing tributaries of the Angelina River, and the area around it has a number of commercial buildings.

During the course of development of the parking lot for the County Courthouse of Nacogdoches, Caddo ceramics, animal bones, and late 18th early 19th century European artifacts were found on ...


Historic Caddo Archaeology On The Red And Lower Sulphur River Areas Of Northeast Texas, Timothy K. Perttula Jan 2008

Historic Caddo Archaeology On The Red And Lower Sulphur River Areas Of Northeast Texas, Timothy K. Perttula

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Post-ca. A.D. 1685 Caddo archaeological sites are somewhat surprisingly uncommon on the Red and lower Sulphur rivers in Northeast Texas compared to other parts of this broad region. For instance, there are more Historic Caddo sites known in Nacogdoches County in the Neches and Angelina river basin in East Texas than there are in all of the Red and lower Sulphur river regions.

The low density of Historic Caddo archaeological sites on the Red and lower Sulphur river areas of Northeast Texas is a product of several factors, the most important likely being the rapid abandonment of much of ...