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Ancient Caddo Indian Artifacts Ready for Texas Museum

Friday, January 18, 2013

GILMER, TEXAS—Tens of thousands of Caddo Indian artifacts excavated in the 1990s have been analyzed, photographed, and cataloged for display at Stephen F. Austin University. The Caddo people were hunters and farmers who lived in Texas from 700 A.D. to the mid-fifteenth century, leaving behind pottery, arrowheads, tools, pipes, houses, and burials. The largest cemetery found as part of the project had been looted in the 1970s. “The sites we dug were all probably part of a large extended dispersed village where people would live close enough to be in communication,” said archaeologist Mark Parsons.