Crow Creek Case Study

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Crow Creek Susan Mayfield The Crow Creek site is a multi-occupied Initial Coalescent variant site along the Crow and Wolf creeks of the Missouri River within the southcentral portion of modern day South Dakota. This site is considered to be a massive in size, approximately eighteen acres. Laid out in a triangle, the site is bordered by the Wolf Creek with a steep terrace drop off to the west; Crow Creek with a narrow and steep terrace to the flood plain. Connecting these sides, the northeastern portion of the site sees a 1500-foot-long bastioned fortification ditch. The Crow Creek phase predates the Wolf Creek Phase and dates to 1050 A.D., while the Wolf Creek Phase appears to begin in 1325 A.D. The 1978 research focused upon the

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