Archaeological Salvage Excavations at the L.A. Strickland I Site (22Ts765), Tishomingo County, Mississippi.
MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIV MISSISSIPPI STATE DEPT OF ANTHROPOLOGY
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Archaelogical salvage excavations at the L.A. Strickland I 22Ts765 revealed the presence of two major occupations of the site, located in the upper headwaters of Mackeys Creek in central Tishomingo County, Mississippi, defined as the Tennessee Tombigbee Divide Hills ecozone. The first of these sites, a prehistoric Indian settlement of the Middle Woodland period, dates to approximately A.D. 650. The second use of the site was for a turn of the century railroad building camp. Materials from the Middle Woodland component include a sample of artifacts from the surface and disturbed plowzone, information on the form and content of a tightly clustered group of three cooking pits, and a series of radiocarbon dates from these pits which showed an average data of A.D. 644 or - 62 years. The Middle Woodland ceramic assemblage includes sand tempered, limestone tempered, and crushed-sandstone tempered pottery. The lithic assemblage includes Flint Creek type projectile points, a variety of biface tools, tool fragments, and chipping debris. Analysis of the artifiacts and ethnobotanical materials from the site indicates that the site was occupied for a short period of time during the fall of the year by a small group of people practicing bread spectrum hunting and gathering. Author
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