The Washington Square Mound Site and a Southeastern Ceremonial Complex Style Zone among the Caddo of Northeastern Texas
|Title||The Washington Square Mound Site and a Southeastern Ceremonial Complex Style Zone among the Caddo of Northeastern Texas|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2010|
|Authors||Hart, JP, Perttula, TK|
|Journal||Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology|
|Keywords||Caddo Indians, East Texas, Pottery, Southeastern Ceremonial Complex, Symbolism|
Regional variation is recognized within the Southeastern Ceremonial Complex and its larger symbolic and ceremonial complexes. In this article we identify and describe a northeastern Texas Caddo style zone centered on engraved rattlesnake representations and other symbols on fine ware ceramic vessels. We explore the use of these icons in a double burial from the late thirteenth to early fifteenth century A.D. Washington Square Mound Site in Nacogdoches, Texas.