Conch shell gorget from the Sanders site in the Red River Valley in Lamar County, Texas. The depiction of severed human heads is a common theme in Mississippian symbolism. The Sanders site dates mainly to the Middle Caddo period, about A.D. 1200-1400, and seems to have had a special relationship with Spiro, the nature of which is debated. More Southern Cult objects are known from the Sanders site than any other Caddo center south of Spiro. TARL archives.
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