Eaker Site

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Eaker Site
Overview of the site
Eaker Site is located in Arkansas
Eaker Site
Nearest city Blytheville, Arkansas
Coordinates 35°57′48″N 89°56′4″W / 35.96333°N 89.93444°W / 35.96333; -89.93444Coordinates: 35°57′48″N 89°56′4″W / 35.96333°N 89.93444°W / 35.96333; -89.93444
Governing body AIR FORCE
NRHP Reference # 91001048
Significant dates
Added to NRHP November 25, 1992[1]
Designated NHL June 19, 1996[2]

The Eaker Site (3MS105) is an archaeological site on Eaker Air Force Base near Blytheville, Arkansas that was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1996.[2][3]

The site is the largest and most intact Late Mississippian Nodena Phase village site within the Central Mississippi Valley.[4] It also shows evidence of Quapaw occupation.

Like many Mississippian culture settlements, it is located on the bank of a river, the Pemiscot Bayou. Pemiscot Bayou is located in the St. Francis Basin of the Mississippi Valley. The Eaker site is large but has no known mound, although it is rumored to have once had one.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Eaker Site". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. 2007-09-27. 
  3. ^ ["Eaker Site", January 14, 1994, by David Carmichael and edited by Michael R. Barnes (large PDF file) PDF (40.5 MiB) "National Historic Landmark Nomination"]. National Park Service. 1994-01-14. 
  4. ^ "National Historic Landmarks Program-Eaker Site". Retrieved 2009-05-31. 
  5. ^ "Archaeology at Eaker-Blytheville Research Station". Retrieved 2009-05-31.