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The Marshall Site (15CE27) is an Early Mississippian culturearchaeological site located near Bardwell in Carlisle County, Kentucky, on a bluff spur overlooking the Mississippi River floodplain. The site was occupied from about 900 to about 1300 CE during the James Bayou Phase of the local chronology and was abandoned sometime during the succeeding Dorena Phase. Its inhabitants may have moved to the Turk Site,1 which is located on the nearest adjacent bluff spur to the south,2 and which was founded about this time. It is several miles south of the Wickliffe Mounds Site.1 Marshall is a large village site, with evidence of once having had mounds and earthworks, although it is unclear from what time period these mounds would date from. It is one of the few James Bayou Phase sites to be extensively excavated and luckily, because it was abandoned its archaeological features are undisturbed by later occupations.2
^ abLewis, R. Barry (1996). "Chapter 5:Mississippian Farmers". Kentucky Archaeology. University Press of Kentucky. pp. 128–130. ISBN0-8131-1907-3.
^ abPollack, David (2008), "Chapter 6:Mississippi Period", in David Pollack, The Archaeology of Kentucky:An update, Kentucky Heritage Council, pp. 614–615, retrieved 2010-10-29