Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

828

Date

2013

Date of Award

4-22-2013

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Major

Earth Sciences

Concentration

Archaeology

Committee Chair

Andrew Mickelson

Committee Member

Robert Connolly

Committee Member

David Dye

Abstract

Early-Middle Mississippian settlements in the hinterlands of West Tennessee have largely gone unstudied. The void in settlement data leaves a gap in understanding Early-Middle Mississippian settlements within the Mid-South region. A multi-staged research design at the Denmark Site (40MD85) in Madison County, Tennessee was employed to determine a settlement system at Denmark. Denmark was originally thought to be a Vacant Mound Center that did not support an associated habitation, but topographic mapping, LiDAR data, magnetometry survey, and targeted excavation reveal that the Denmark mound group represents a sizeable settlement.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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