Late Woodland Community Configurations and Household Space at the Fish Lake Site

Andrew C. Fortier

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Abstract

The largest component at the Fish Lake site is a Patrick phase Late Woodland village located on a high terrace overlooking an old Mississippi River channel known as the Fish Lake Meander. The Patrick component consists of three major occupations organized in three distinct community configurations. Just over 40 structures and over 650 pits comprise these configurations. Concepts of space include the ocrence of “household yards” and “community yards”. Household yards represent definable open areas surrounding each structure. Community yards represent house clusters ringed by pits, a pattern that resembles an inverted courtyard with open spaces between the houses and pits.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages44
StatePublished - 2009

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