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Joseph Caldwell's Summerour Mound (9FO16) and Woodland Platform Mounds in the Southeastern United States

Thomas J. Pluckhahn
Southeastern Archaeology
Vol. 15, No. 2 (Winter 1996), pp. 191-211
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/40713077
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Joseph Caldwell's Summerour Mound (9FO16) and Woodland Platform Mounds in the Southeastern United States
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Abstract

The Summerour Mound (9FO16), in the floodplain of the Chattahoochee River in northern Georgia, was excavated by Joseph Caldwell prior to the inundation of the Buford Reservoir (later Lake Lanier) in the 1950s. Often interpreted as an Early Mississippian, Woodstock phase platform mound, the site has been the subject of considerable misunderstanding, primarily because Caldwell himself was confused by the site and because the excavations were never completely reported. This paper examines the reasons for the confusion and, using notes, artifacts, and correspondence related to the excavations, provides a revised and more detailed interpretation and description of the site. An analysis of the ceramic collections, coupled with a radiocarbon date for a feature on the summit, suggest that the mound was constructed during the Late Woodland. A rectangular wall trench structure on top of the mound is also assumed to date to this period. The broader implications of the site are examined within the context of Late Woodland platform mounds in the southeastern United States.

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