Investigations at an Antelope Creek Phase isolated homestead (41PT109)
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The Antelope Creek Phase dates to A.D 1200-A.D 1500 and is well documented throughout the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles. The bulk of this thesis deals with the analysis and interpretation of the data recovered during the 2004 excavation of an isolated homestead, site 41PT109, associated with the Antelope Creek Phase. The site consists of upright dolomite slabs outlining the remaining outer-walls of the house structure with a central internal hearth and several external occupational features including trash middens and a cooking pit. Artifacts found during excavation revealed that a wide range of economic activities were taking place during the occupation of site 41PT109, such as hunting and small-scale agriculture.
Little work has been done to understand the patterns of use and abandonment of these isolated structures. This study seeks to further delineate the life-span of this particular single-family homestead in order to serve as a precedence for future studies of this kind.