Archaeologists can reconstruct architectural elements, and even build replicas of Mississippian houses by studying several types of indirect evidence. One way is by examining the wooden poles used to form the wall supports leave negative impressions in the soil called post molds. These post molds can form when the original wooden post is removed and the now empty space fills up with soil, or when the wooden post itself decomposes in place
Museum, Chucalissa, "Post Mold" (2022). Artifacts. 32.
Architecture; Post Mold; Mississippian