Title page for ETD etd-04072010-101356

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Brignac Jr, Harry Gene
Author's Email Address hbrign3@tigers.lsu.edu
URN etd-04072010-101356
Title Further Investigations into the King George Island Mounds Site (16LV22)
Degree Master of Arts (M.A.)
Department Geography & Anthropology
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Saunders, Rebecca Committee Chair
Mann, Rob Committee Member
McKillop, Heather Committee Member
  • Archaic Mounds
  • King George Island Mounds
  • mound function
Date of Defense 2010-02-19
Availability unrestricted
Research at the King George Island Mounds site (16LV22) consisted of shovel testing the island on which the site is located and placing test units in two recently discovered mounds in Area B on the south side of the site (Mounds F and G). The shovel test pits were placed on the western half of the island in an attempt to locate habitational features related to the earthworks on the eastern half of the island. All shovel tests done on King George Island during this investigation were negative showing no signs of occupation near the site proper. Units were placed in Mounds F and G in order to determine their age and ultimately their relationship (if any) to the rest of the earthworks. The presence of an argillic horizon in Mounds F and G comparable in depth to the ones in Mounds A and B done by Vasbinder (2005) suggest a similar age in construction, thereby indicating a direct relation between Areas A and B of the King George Island Mounds site.

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