Journal of Northeast Texas Archaeology




The New Hope site (41FK107) is a prehistoric site located on a toe slope landform overlooking the Big Cypress Creek valley, the latter now inundated by Lake Bob Sandlin. An old creek channel lies about 100m to the east. Previous investigations reported by Nelson and Perttula indicate that the New Hope site covers about 2.5 acres, and was occupied during Late Paleoindian, Middle-Late Archaic, Woodland, and post-A.D. 800 Caddo times.

The Caddo occupation was the principal occupation of the site. Nelson and Perttula noted at least 20-30 grave-sized looter holes there, and there have been reports that prehistoric burials have eroded out along the Lake Bob Sandlin shoreline. Two vessels in a private collection from the site are small bowls (5.2-5.5 em in height and 12.3-14.4 em orifice diameters) with tab tails on opposing sides of the vessel lip. One of the vessels has five horizontal engraved lines on the rim, and the other is plain.

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