Close up view of the cross-section of a ritually dismantled and burned temple (one of several) found within the south part of Mound A at Ferguson. The floor of the temple is at the bottom of the picture (card 31). The temple's central hearth (card 33) was apparently covered by a mound of soil perhaps to ritually seal it before the building was carefully dismantled, burned, and then capped. Similar patterns are common at Caddo sites, although few are as well preserved as this example. Arkansas Archeological Survey photo. Courtesy Pictures of Record.
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