22Lo741: A Nineteenth Century Multipurpose Light Industrial Site in Lowndes County, Mississippi.
MICHIGAN STATE UNIV EAST LANSING ANTHROPOLOGY DIV
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This report presents the results of the excavation of 22Lo741, Lowndes County, Mississippi. Excavation and subsequent analysis has indicated that 22Lo741 was a multipurpose light industrial site dating to the second third of the nineteenth century. Specifically it functioned as both a cotton gin and a forgelight repair shop. The course of the investigation of the site is detailed from its initial discovery through the development of a research strategy, the excavation, and the analysis. Pertinent documentary data are discussed in addition to a detailed description of the site, the excavation units and the artifacts recovered. A structural analysis of the extant architectural remains is also presented, along with a general discussion of the relationship between 22Lo741, adjacent nineteenth century sites, and the nearby townsites of Colbert and Barton. Author
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