Date of Award
Master of Arts
Charles H. Faulkner
Walter E. Klippel, Gerald F. Schroedl
Archaeological investigations conducted at the Ducks Nest site (40WR4), situated on a ridge in the Barren Fork drainage in the Eastern Highland Rim of Middle Tennessee, resulted in the excavation of a small Mississippian component consisting of two superimposed wall trench structures and six features. These cultural remains and the artifacts and ecofacts recovered in association are described and discussed. It is concluded that the Ducks Nest site was occupied on a year round basis over a limited number of years during the first half of the twelfth century A.D. by a small social group that was trophically self-sufficient.
Kline, Gerald Wesley, "The Ducks Nest Site: A Small Mississippian Site in Warren County, Tennessee. " Master's Thesis, University of Tennessee, 1978.