Turk Site

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Turk Site
15 CE 6
Looking toward the Turk Site.jpg
Looking toward the site from the south
Turk Site 15 CE 6 is located in Kentucky
Turk Site 15 CE 6
Turk Site
15 CE 6
Location within Kentucky today
Location
Coordinates 36°53′41.17″N 89°5′6.79″W / 36.8947694°N 89.0852194°W / 36.8947694; -89.0852194
Country  USA
Region Carlisle County, Kentucky
Nearest town Bardwell, Kentucky
History
Culture Mississippian culture
Excavation and maintenance
Responsible body private
Architecture
Architectural styles Platform mounds, Plaza

The Turk Site (15CE6) is a Mississippian culture archaeological site located near Bardwell in Carlisle County, Kentucky, on a bluff spur overlooking the Mississippi River floodplain.

Site

The 2.5 hectare site was occupied primarily during the Dorena Phase (1100 to 1300 CE) and into the Medley Phase (1300-1500 CE) of the local chronology.1 Its inhabitants may have moved from the Marshall Site, which is located on the nearest adjacent bluff spur.

For a regional administrative center, Turk is a small site, but this is because of constraints placed on it by the geography of the bluff spur it sits on. The layout of the site is characteristically Mississippian, with a number of mounds surrounding a central plaza.23

The earliest published investigation at the site was that of Robert Loughridge, published in 1888; the most extensive work at the site was conducted under Richard Edging and published in 1985.4

See also

References

  1. ^ Lewis, R. Barry (1996). "Chapter 2:The Western Kentucky border and the Cairo lowland". In McNutt, Charles H. Prehistory of the Central Mississippi Valley. University of Alabama Press. pp. 67–70. ISBN 978-0817308070. 
  2. ^ Lewis, R. Barry (1996). "Chapter 5:Mississippian Farmers". Kentucky Archaeology. University Press of Kentucky. pp. 128–130. ISBN 0-8131-1907-3. 
  3. ^ Pollack, 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 
  4. ^ Sussenbach, Tom, and R. Barry Lewis. Archaeological Investigations in Carlisle, Hickman, and Fulton Counties, Kentucky: Site Survey and Excavations. Western Kentucky Project Report #4. Champaign: U of Illinois Department of Anthropology, 1987, 41.

External links








Creative Commons License