CWT-LTER Data Set Summary

Accession: 4042 CWT Research Theme: Anthropology
Contributors: David J. Hally, John Chamblee
Title: Mound Stage Data for mounds in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee
Abstract: These data provide mound counts, listing of stages, and associated time periods for Precolumbian Native American earthen mound sites in four states in the southeastern United States. Each row represents a single mound. Official State Site Numbers are provided with each row to link the data back to state archaeological site file data. Coordinate data are not available as prescribed by law. Coordinate data should be available from state archaeological site file offices, but only to those who qualify as credentialed archaeologists for each state.
Key Words: Anthropology, archaeology, earthen mounds, Mississippian Period, settlement patterns
LTER Core Area: Disturbance Patterns
CWT Themes: Anthropology
Study Type: Anthropological Studies
Study Period: 01-Jun-2008 to 01-Jan-2018
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Data Table: Mound_Count_Data (Mound Count Data, 774)

Access: Public (released 19-Mar-2019)

Metadata: Text (ESA FLED), Basic EML, Complete EML

Data Formats: Spreadsheet CSV Text Format, EML-described Text Format, Tab-delimited Text Report with Statistical Summary, GCE Data Toolbox Format, Standard MATLAB Variables Format

Column List:

Column Name Units Type Description (hide)
1 SiteNo none alphanumeric string Official State Site File Archaeological Site Number
2 SiteName none alphanumeric string Name given by first investigator
3 MoundCount count floating-point Number of Earthen Mounds Associated with site
4 Phase none alphanumeric string Ceramic style phase as defined by original investigator
5 Duration years floating-point Length of occupation for stage, by ceramic phase association
6 StartYear YYYY integer Beginning year (CE) of the Ceramic Phase
7 EndYear YYYY integer End year (CE) of the Ceramic Phase

Data Table: Mound_Stage_Data (Mound Stage Data, 1290)

Access: Public (released 19-Mar-2019)

Metadata: Text (ESA FLED), Basic EML, Complete EML

Data Formats: Spreadsheet CSV Text Format, EML-described Text Format, Tab-delimited Text Report with Statistical Summary, GCE Data Toolbox Format, Standard MATLAB Variables Format

Column List:

Column Name Units Type Description (hide)
1 SiteNo none alphanumeric string Official State Site File Archaeological Site Number
2 SiteName none alphanumeric string Name given by first investigator
3 Mound none alphanumeric string Mound Name as assigned during fieldwork
4 Stage none alphanumeric string Mound stage Name as assigned during fieldwork
5 Phase none alphanumeric string Ceramic style phase as defined by original investigator
6 Duration years floating-point Length of occupation for stage, by ceramic phase association
7 AssociationBasis none alphanumeric string Summary statement of archaeological evidence for dating the mound stage
8 StartYear YYYY integer Beginning year (CE) of the Ceramic Phase
9 EndYear YYYY integer End year (CE) of the Ceramic Phase