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The site of Chucalissa was occupied in three separate phases over its long history, and archaeological remains indicate that the although the specific shape of the houses changed slightly over time, the general construction technique stayed much the same. To form the house walls, wooden posts 5- to 8-inches in diameter were driven into the ground to form the wall supports. These were then covered with cane mats, which were themselves then covered with several inches of clay-and-grass plaster. The roofs were made of thatch, probably either pyramidal or gabled, and were supported by additional poles extending from the top of the wall posts.


Village House; Replica; Architecture; Mississippian