Cross-section through a temple mound at the Ferguson site, a Late Caddo site dating to about A.D. 1400 that is located in the Little Missouri River Valley in southwest Arkansas. The burned layers near the bottom of the picture are the remains of a small temple that was purposefully burned and intentionally buried. The contrasting layers of earth throughout the mound probably reflect periodic renewal episodes related to the Earth cult. Photograph by Frank Schambach, courtesy of Pictures of Record.
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