Caddo Archeology Journal
During the 1930s and 1940s, Thomas and Charlotte Hodges of Bismarck, Arkansas, surface collected and excavated artifacts from archaeological sites in Arkansas. Most came from ancestral Caddo sites in the Middle Ouachita River valley in Clark and Hot Spring counties, with a small portion originating from Southeast Arkansas sites. The Hodgeses, along with Vere Huddleston and Robert Proctor of Arkadelphia, were amateur archeologists at a time when there were few professional archeologists working in the state. Philip Phillips of Harvard University photographed some of the Hodges and Huddleston collections during his 1939 Ouachita River Valley survey, and Alex Krieger from the University of Texas photographed artifacts from the Hodges, Huddleston, and Proctor collections, using some to illustrate a typology of Caddo pottery that we still employ today.
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Trubitt, Mary Beth D.
"Current Research: Update on the Hodges Collection of Native American Artifacts,"
Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State: Vol. 2020,
Article 4. https://doi.org/10.21112/ita.2020.1.4
Available at: https://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/ita/vol2020/iss1/4
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