Caddo Archeology Journal
The Cobb-Pool site was excavated in 1985-1986 by the Archaeology Research Program at Southern Methodist University (SMU) before Joe Pool Lake was constructed. The site had been located by the late R. King Harris in the 1930s and Harris collected early Caddo pottery, a Gahagan biface, Alba arrow points, and other chipped stone tools from the surface. SMU located the posthole pattern of three house structures, a large roasting pit, and several other features. Recovered during the excavation was an assemblage that complemented the Harris collection but also included a large sample of maize unlike that found in any other site in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Radiocarbon dates and ceramic typology indicate that the site was occupied sometime between A.D. 1000 and 1200. I conclude that the Cobb-Pool site represents a Caddo group that settled in the Mountain Creek valley for several years. They farmed the fine sandy loam and hunted and gathered from the surrounding area. Future researchers should search for complementary sites in similar settings within North Central Texas.
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