Date of Graduation
Master of Arts in Anthropology (MA)
Wesley D Stoner
Second Committee Member
Emily L Beahm
Excavations at Carden Bottoms (3YE0025), an Early Contact period farmstead site in the Arkansas River Valley, yield important information about cultural mingling at a briefly occupied site affected by European contact. These broad cultural interactions have been explored; however, traditions and practices at the individual household level are largely unknown. In this thesis, I explore contexts including three house structures and associated pits at the Carden Bottoms site. This case study includes attribute analyses and chi-square tests performed on ceramic decoration and temper as well as lithic tool and source material. Additionally, ceramic form is investigated between and within households and briefly in comparison to the site’s mortuary vessel assemblage. Throughout, I discuss the results of a three-household artifact comparison exploring how native groups adapted or persevered on a multi-scalar level to European contact, trauma, and displacement.
Steeno, G. M. (2023). Household Manifestations of Coalescence at Carden Bottoms (3YE0025) and in the Arkansas River Valley. Graduate Theses and Dissertations Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/etd/4916