The 2.5 hectare site was occupied primarily during the Dorena Phase(1100 to 1300 CE) and into the Medley Phase(1300-1500 CE) of the local chronology. Its inhabitants may have moved from the Marshall Site, which is located on the nearest adjacent bluff spur.
For a regional administrative center, Turk is a small site, but this is because of constraints placed on it by the geography of the bluff spur it sits on. The layout of the site is characteristically Mississippian, with a number of mounds surrounding a central plaza.
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