Caddo Archeology Journal
The Hudnall-Pirtle site (41RK4) is situated on a large T-1 alluvial terrace of the Sabine River in northern Rusk County in Texas (Figure 1). This area of the state, commonly called Northeast Texas, is part of the Southern Gulf Coastal Plain, a relatively level, sloping plain formed by the pre-Pleistocene embayment of the Gulf of Mexico.
From a biogeographical perspective, the site is located in the Oak-Hickory-Pine forest of eastern Texas, otherwise known as the Pineywoods. This area represents the western extension of the southern coniferous forests and is dominated by shortleaf and loblolly pine trees (Jordan et al. 1984:28). Hardwood trees, including various oaks, hickory, elm, and gum, are the dominant vegetation in the floodplains of rivers and major creeks in Northeast Texas.
Bruseth, James E.; Perttula, Timothy K.; Fritz, Gayle J.; and Yates, Bonnie C.
"Archeological Investigations at the Hudnall-Pirtle Site (41RK4) An Early Caddo Mound Center in Northeast Texas,"
Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State: Vol. 2006
, Article 16.
Available at: https://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/ita/vol2006/iss1/16
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