Caddo Archeology Journal
The Bowman (3LR46) and Bowman/Wallace (3LR50) sites represent a Caddo multi-mound center on the Red River in Little River County, Arkansas (Figure 1). Southeastern researchers may recognize the site name from an engraved shell cup and several additional “SECC” objects found in Mound 2 (Phillips and Brown 1978:167-168; Hoffman 1970:173; see also Knight et al. 2001; Millan 2005). Hoffman (1970:167-168) provides a brief summary of digging at the sites and offers a proposed site organization of eight mounds (both burial and “temple mounds”) surrounding a possible plaza area and at least three offmound cemeteries. Material collected from Mounds 1 and 2 and two off-mound cemeteries suggest Haley phase (ca. A.D. 1200-1400) occupations. Additionally, data from Mound 1 have the potential to “reveal a solid sequence of [Caddo] burial and mortuary artifact styles” beginning with the earliest Caddo occupations in the Red River region (Hoffman 1970:168-169, 173).
McKinnon, Duncan P.
"A Report on a Long Term Research Program on the Bowman site in Arkansas,"
Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State: Vol. 2017
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