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The Washington Square Mound Site and a Southeastern Ceremonial Complex Style Zone among the Caddo of Northeastern Texas

TitleThe Washington Square Mound Site and a Southeastern Ceremonial Complex Style Zone among the Caddo of Northeastern Texas
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsHart, JP, Perttula, TK
JournalMidcontinental Journal of Archaeology
Volume35
Pagination199-228
KeywordsCaddo Indians, East Texas, Pottery, Southeastern Ceremonial Complex, Symbolism
Abstract

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.

URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1179/mca.2010.010
DOI10.1179/mca.2010.010