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Written by Sarah A. Weaver et al.   
Tuesday, 25 October 2011

MIDDLE WOODLAND DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE AND THE ISSUE OF SEDENTISM: EVIDENCE FROM THE PATTON SITE (33AT990)

 Sarah A. Weaver, Elliot M. Abrams, AnnCorinne Freter, and Dorothy Sack

 

Abstract

Architectural data from the Patton site (33AT990), a Middle Woodland habitation site in the Hocking River drainage, Southeastern Ohio, are described. Horizontal excavation of this unplowed terrace site revealed one of the most complete houses for this time period. Features associated with this house also are described as they relate to storage, food preparation, and tool manufacture.  The house was rebuilt in three consecutive episodes spanning 23 years on average before it was abandoned. The presence of a wattle and daub house suggests that a strong commitment to fixed spaces was made by the domestic community, supporting the model of a relatively sedentary society.

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