Journal of Northeast Texas Archeology




The Harold Nix site is an ancestral Caddo cemetery excavated in 1995 and 1996 by Ralph Nicholas and colleagues on land owned by Harold Nix on a sandy landform along a small tributary to Boggy Creek, itself a southward-flowing tributary to Big Cypress Creek, in Morris County, Texas. The site was discovered during backhoe work on the property in July 1975, and Mr. Nix asked Nicholas to excavate the cemetery. The exact location of the site is not known and a state trinomial has not been assigned the site at this time. Nicholas’ notes on the excavations and collections were turned over to Robert L. Turner, Jr., and he then turned those notes over to the Texas Archeological Research Laboratory at The University of Texas at Austin in August 1998, along with his notes and comments. These notes are employed herein to discuss the character of the ancestral Caddo cemetery, which apparently dates sometime between ca. A.D. 1550-1680 during the late Titus phase, and the associated funerary offerings in the 20 burial features.

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