The Kellogg Village Site Investigations, Clay County, Mississippi,
MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIV MISSISSIPPI STATE DEPT OF ANTHROPOLOGY
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The Kellogg Village Site 22C1527, a multi-component site located in the Columbus Mississippi Lock and Dam area of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway was excavated during the summer of 1978. A prolific data producer, the Kellogg site provided new as well as supportive data on most of the prehistoric cultures of the Upper and Central Tombigbee River. The 1 meter maximum cultural deposit provided valuable technological subsistence, housing, social, religious, interareal contact, and environmental data. Radiocarbon samples obtained have produced dates that have helped refine andor refine suspected temporal positions of several components. The earliest significant occupation on the site has been radiocarbon dated within the Middle Archaic period. In addition to this radiocarbon date, the discovery of a Middle Archaic cremation pit containing ground and polished stone grave goods was perhaps the most remarkable. For Woodland times, the discovery of two partial Alexander Incised vessels with heretofore unknown six pedal supports helped shed new light on that presently mysterious culture of the Early Woodland period. One of the vessels also had six sides, a vessel form never before encountered in North American archaeology. The first radiocarbon data ever obtained on this culture was enlightening in that it was over 200 years earlier than previous estimated for the Henson Springs Phase.
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