Watson Brake, a Middle Archaic mound complex in northeast Louisiana

@inproceedings{Saunders2005WatsonBA,
  title={Watson Brake, a Middle Archaic mound complex in northeast Louisiana},
  author={Joe W. Saunders and Rolfe D. Mandel and C. Garth Sampson and Charles M. Allen and E. Thurman Allen and Daniel A. Bush and James K. Feathers and Kristen J. Gremillion and C. Thomas Hallmark and Jr. H. Edwin Jackson and Jay K. Johnson and Reca Jones and Roger T. Saucier and Gary Layne Stringer and Malcolm F. Vidrine},
  year={2005}
}
Middle Archaic earthen mound complexes in the lower Mississippi valley are remote antecedents of the famous but much younger Poverty Point earthworks. Watson Brake is the largest and most complex of these early mound sites. Very extensive coring and stratigraphic studies, aided by 25 radiocarbon dates and six luminescence dates, show that minor earthworks were begun here at ca. 3500 B.C. in association with an oval arrangement of burned rock middens at the edge of a stream terrace. The full… CONTINUE READING

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