Great Oasis Floor Plan

Great Oasis Floor Plan

Time Frame: 900

Houses, like the four uncovered at the Broken Kettle West site, were long rectangular structures which had been built into a shallow pit about one and a half feet deep. House walls were constructed of vertical posts interwoven with sticks and plastered with mud. This is sometimes referred to as “wattle and daub” construction. A covered entryway extended outward from the narrow end of the house. At the Cowan site, wall post holes and large chunks of burned daub were found but no actual floor plan.
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Illustrated by Mary Slattery, Will Thomson, and David Crawford
Office of the State Archaeologist
Adapted from Office Of The State Archaeologist, Educational Series 4 – Great Oasis

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