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By Cameron H. Lacquement, Lynne P. Sullivan, Robert J. Scott, Robert H. Lafferty, Dennis B. Blanton, Tamira K. Brennan, Mark A. McConaughy, Ramie A. Gougeon, Thomas H. Gresham, Nelson A. Reed

Some of the main obvious expressions of human tradition are illustrated architecturally. Unfortunately for archaeologists, the structure being studied isn't constantly noticeable and has to be inferred from soil inconsistencies or charred remains. This research offers with examine into approximately a millennium of local American structure within the Southeast and contains study at the version of development innovations hired either above and lower than ground. Most of the structure mentioned is that of family homes with a few emphasis on huge public structures and sweat lodges. The authors use an array of equipment and strategies in reading local structure together with experimental archaeology, ethnohistory, ethnography, multi-variant research, structural engineering, and wooden technology know-how. a big part of the paintings, and possibly an important when it comes to total value, is that it addresses the controversy of early Mississippian homes and what they appeared like above floor and the adjustments that happened either prior to and after the arriving of Europeans.
 
Contributors:
Dennis B. Blanton
Tamira okay. Brennan
 Ramie A. Gougeon
Tom H. Gresham
Vernon J. Knight Jr.
 Cameron H. Lacquement
 Robert H. Lafferty, III
Mark A. McConaughy
Nelson A. Reed
 Robert J. Scott
Lynne P. Sullivan

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The principal but inherent drawback of small pole architecture is a lack of eaves to protect the exterior daub from weather. As related later, the absence of protection creates significant maintenance problems. Perhaps for the same reason, the semi-subterranean floor often became very wet during rainy periods. Indeed, there was no apparent advantage recognized for the floor basin, although we were not in a good position to evaluate its in- Perspective on Small Pole Structures 43 sulation and other qualities since the performance of the house was not observed by actual occupants.

Other possible influences could be from the French at Mobile and New Orleans after 1700. The later renderings of the temple at Natchez are similar to the French Creole tradition of poteau en terre, posts set in earth. Finally, there was the Anglo-American influence beginning on the east coast a century earlier, which spread slowly into the interior. It is reasonable to assume that European influence played a role in the development of Native architecture in certain regions, particularly with the introduction of steel axes.

Illustration of two building stages of a Kickapoo summer house (top and middle) and cutaway drawing of a Kickapoo winter structure (bottom). gabled roof, even if these supports were not strategically located within the structure. This type of oddly positioned internal roof supports typically occur off the center line of the building or spaced at irregular intervals. Some of these might be foundations for embedded mortars, partitions, or other facilities. Other examples of posts misidentified as internal roof supports include one central internal support.

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