We use additional forms for special samples and other requirements, as needed.
Photographs are taken with high resolution digital and black and white film cameras.
We also opened a series of 1 x 2 and 2 x 2 meter units over another suspected house feature in the Anomaly 5 area on the eastern edge of the site, located about 250 meters east of the Anomaly 7 area.
Here, high resolution gradiometry and electrical resistivity imagery revealed a square structure with four interior roof support posts and a central hearth area.
A third unit opened in the Anomaly 7 area came down on a very thick, dark sediment (Feature 3) that contained almost no artifacts or other remains.October, 2010 We conducted the first round of excavations during two weeks in October, 2010, working in both the eastern and western areas of the site.The Arkansas Archeological Survey field crew consisted of George Sabo III, Jami Lockhart, Jerry Hilliard, Aden Jenkins, Jared Pebworth, Michael Evans, John Samuelsen, Leslie Walker, Duncan Mc Kinnon, Larry Porter, and Skip Stewart-Abernathy.The association of this material with a nearby house feature (below) will enable us to compare ceramics representing domestic assemblages with the whole vessels in museum collections.
We will also be able to examine assemblage variability between individual households.
The primary objective of our Carden Bottoms excavations is to retrieve artifacts and preserved plant and animal remains from residential contexts, especially house and trash pit features.