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The Pace McDonald site (41AN51) is a previously poorly known prehistoric Caddo mound center on Mound Prairie Creek in Anderson County, Texas, in the upper Neches River Basin (Pearce and Jackson 1933; Newell and Krieger 1949; Story 2000; Thurmond 1978). With the permission of one of the landowners, Mr. Johnny R. Sanford, Jr. the Friends of Northeast Texas Archaeology initiated an archaeological research effort at the site in 2010. The work began by a simple knock on the door of Johnny R. Sanford, Jr. one of the landowners at the site. Mr. Sanford and his gracious wife, Kimberly L., are aware of, and take great pride, in the fact that the Caddo Indians had once lived and built the mounds on his and adjoining properties. Mr. Sanford also has made it a point to protect the site from vandals. Mike Adkin and his wife Laura, another landowner, also granted us permission to conduct surface collections on his property, which is just south of Mr. Sanford’s. The ultimate purpose of this work is to learn more about the native history of this mound center—when it was occupied and used, and by which prehistoric Caddo group—as well as its intra-site spatial organization, and ultimately obtain site-specific archaeological information that can help understand the site’s place and role in the Caddo prehistory of this part of East Texas. Authors: Timothy K. Perttula, Mark Walters, and Bo Nelson et al.

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Collection's Items (Sorted by Submit Date in Descending order): 1 to 12 of 12
Issue DateTitleAuthor(s)
Mar-201541AN51_V63Robert Z. Selden Jr.
Mar-201541AN51_V49Robert Z. Selden Jr.
Mar-201541AN51_V26Robert Z. Selden Jr.
Mar-201541AN51_V25Robert Z. Selden Jr.
Mar-201541AN51_V23Robert Z. Selden Jr.
Mar-201541AN51_V22Robert Z. Selden Jr.
Mar-201541AN51_V21Robert Z. Selden Jr.
Mar-201541AN51_V20Robert Z. Selden Jr.
Mar-201541AN51_V19Robert Z. Selden Jr.
Mar-201541AN51_V18Robert Z. Selden Jr.
Mar-201541AN51_V17Robert Z. Selden Jr.
Mar-201541AN51_V16Robert Z. Selden Jr.
Collection's Items (Sorted by Submit Date in Descending order): 1 to 12 of 12