Davis (41CE19)

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The Davis site (full name: George C. Davis Site, 41CE19) is located in eastern Texas on terrace overlooking the Neches River, approximately 270 km upriver from its mouth near Port Arthur on the Gulf Coast. This Caddoan settlement covers at least 20 hectares with evidence of household debris surrounding a central ceremonial zone with three large earthen mounds (Story and Valastro 1977:63). Directly dated burned maize cobs at the site come from a series of small extramural pits with evidence of other charred plant materials as well, including wood, nut shells, and canes and possible corn stalks (Story and Valastro 1977:63; Creel and Long 1986:832).

ID Other ID Type Subtype Uncal BP (years) ± 1 σ (years) Median cal BP (years) Lower cal BP (years) Upper cal BP (years) δ13C Contaminated?
M-1168 MacroSample cob 900 80 822 954 682 No
Tx-3276 MacroSample cob 790 70 725 908 568 -10.1 No
Tx-3274 MacroSample cob 680 100 641 795 509 -10.4 No
Tx-914A MacroSample cob 1035 75 951 1169 781 No
Tx-1206 MacroSample maize and wood charcoal 1125 85 1050 1271 911 Yes
Tx-105 MacroSample maize and wood charcoal 1235 95 1154 1305 961 Yes
Tx-1308 MacroSample stalk 1045 75 936 1169 790 No
Tx-906A MacroSample cob 940 60 849 956 734 No
C-153 MacroSample cob 1800 180 1735 2150 1340 Yes

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References Cited

Creel, Darrell and Austin Long
    1986    Radiocarbon Dating of Corn. American Antiquity 51(4):826-837.

Story, Dee Ann and S. Valastro, Jr.
    1977    Radiocarbon Dating and the George C. Davis Site, Texas. Journal of Field Archaeology 4(1):63-89.