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Delta Chapter of the Louisiana Archaeological Society presents:

A Preliminary Report on the 2014 Archaeology Field School Season at the Carson Mounds


By Jayur Madhusudan Mehta
Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Dinwiddie Hall, Room 305 on Tulane Campus
Dinwiddie Hall is number 3 on the campus map and located near St. Charles Avenue.

For a campus map: http://tulane.edu/about/visiting/uptown-campus-map.cfm

Closest parking available along St. Charles Avenue.

Tulane doctoral candidate Jayur Mehta will report on the university's just concluded archaeological field school at the Carson site (near Clarksdale, MS.). He will present on the inception of the project in 2009, summarize previous investigations, and present his current findings. The Mississippi period (AD 1200-1540) Carson site once had as many as 88 mounds, making it one of the largest pre-Columbian cities in the Southeast. Unlike many Mississippian centers portions of Carson were located on the banks of the eponymous river, and much of Mehta's research deals with environmental matters that affected this uniquely situated urban center. Flooding strategies are among the many unanswered questions scientists are concerned with as they seek to uncover the truths about Carson, a mysterious and important ancient Delta city.




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