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Journal of Northeast Texas Archaeology

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https://doi.org/10.21112/.ita.2017.1.47

Abstract

The Harold Williams site (41CP10) is a large ancestral Caddo community cemetery on Dry Creek in the Big Cypress Creek basin in Camp County, Texas. Caddo burials and associated ceramic vessel funerary offerings have been discovered and dug at the Harold Williams site since the 1940s, and in 1967 the Texas Archeological Society (TAS) held their annual field school at the site.

During the course of the 1967 TAS excavations in Area A and B, several burial features were encountered and excavated, and these had associated ceramic vessels and other grave goods. These vessels were illustrated and cursorily described by Turner and Smith, and they were from Late Caddo period Titus phase graves. Recently two boxes of TAS Field School materials from the Harold Williams site were re-examined at the Texas Archeological Research Laboratory, and a number of whole and partial Caddo ceramic vessels from the TAS work were re-discovered. I took the opportunity to examine and document these vessels in detail, and the results of these analyses are presented in this article.

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