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Journal of Northeast Texas Archaeology

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https://doi.org/10.21112/.ita.2009.1.36

Abstract

This article discusses the character of a large assemblage of prehistoric Caddo vessel sherds from a Late Caddo site (41CE309) on Mud Creek in Cherokee County, Texas, not far from the creek's confluence with the Angelina River. The site was discovered by Bill Young, an avocational archaeologist and Texas Archeological Steward, on a terrace of Mud Creek, just west of the city of Reklaw, Texas.

During the course of a number of visits to the site in the 1980s, more than 2300 ceramic sherds were collected by Young, most of the sherds being found in the central part of the terrace landform; in this same area, three or more Caddo burials had been previously looted by collectors. A few sherds and Friley points were noted at the southern part of the terrace, suggesting that archaeological materials from a pre-A. D. 900 Woodland period occupation may be present there as well as a more substantial Late Caddo occupation across the remainder of 41CE309.

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