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
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5 m. 5 m above the ﬂoor level. To fabricate the separate wall units, selected poles were placed on the ground, equidistant and parallel to one another, across a space equal to the length of 38 Dennis B. Blanton and Thomas H. Gresham the wall trench. They were also arranged on the ground perpendicular to the trench that would receive them. Next, two or three bracing poles were laid perpendicular across the uprights and lashed to each of them to create a single wall unit. Strips of wet poplar bark were used to lash the horizontal braces to the uprights.
We didn’t knap ﬂint hoes, which would take much more time, not to mention that the Mill Creek ﬂint was traded in from Union County, Illinois, 120 km to the south. Our experiments with the ﬂint “spade” were unsuccessful because of the weight and size. 5 to 2 m served the equivalent of a pick and was used with a vertical and a prying movement, on trenches and in our agricultural experiments. A wooden spade with a 15-cm blade, which was designed based on tool marks found in deep pits on Monks Mound, served to excavate the relatively narrow and deep trenches, and the loosened dirt was removed with one of the hoes.
Reed circle and in the middle they put up a very tall pole with knots on it for climbing. Two Indians are placed on top on a cross made of two pieces of wood. Each throws out a noose and seizes a lath [pole] by the top, working in unison. They continue to tie them until they have forced a ﬁgure like a half orange” (in Swanton 1942:150). To which Morﬁ adds, “They then cut the great log from the center, and the house is ﬁnished” (in Swanton 1942:151), indicating that “roof supports” were removed after the buildings were completed.
Architectural Variability in the Southeast 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