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Journal of Northeast Texas Archaeology

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https://doi.org/10.21112/ita.2018.1.25

Abstract

Excavations at the Gene and Ruth Ann Stallings Ranch site (41LR297) during the 2005 and 2006 Texas Archeological Society Field Schools, as well as 2004 excavations by the Valley of the Caddo Archeological Society, recovered an interesting assemblage of prehistoric ceramics. In this article, I analyze the 88 decorated sherds, the 99 plain rims, and the 67 clay pipe sherds found during that work. In addition to characterizing the assemblage of vessel sherds and pipes in terms of decorative style and various technological attributes (i.e., temper and paste, firing conditions, surface treatment, etc.), I am also concerned with establishing the temporal and cultural affiliation of the recovered ceramics, particularly with respect to determining whether the ceramics found at the Stallings site are primarily from a Fourche Maline Woodland period occupation or a later, post-A.D. 800 Caddo ancestral occupation.

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