Journal of Northeast Texas Archaeology




Volunteer survey work on a section of Rabbit Creek in Rusk County, Texas, found a possible buried midden deposit at 41RK476. This ongoing survey, which has resulted in 10 new sites being recorded, was conducted with the assistance of Bryan Boyd, also a member of the Texas Archeological Society and the Texas Archeological Stewards Network. Also aiding with shovel tests were Bo Nelson, Patti Haskins, Tim Perttula, and Bobby Gonzalez. Of particular interest in selecting this area for archaeological survey was the presence of protohistoric Caddo and historic Cherokee Indian groups that have been reported on Rabbit Creek. The creek derives its name from Chief Rabbit, a Cherokee chief.

With the landowner's permission a 1 x 2 m test unit was placed at 41RK476 adjacent to a shovel test (ST 1) that indicated a possible midden deposit. This article reports the findings from this limited investigation, and includes a series of Oxidizable Carbon Ratio (OCR) dates financed by a grant from the Texas Archeological Society's Donor Fund.

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