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  • Study: Ancient mound builders carefully timed their occupation of coastal Louisiana site

    U. of I. anthropology professor Jayur Mehta leads the Carson Mounds Archaeological Project, a long-term study of ancient monument-building societies in the Lower Mississippi Valley.

    U. of I. anthropology professor Jayur Mehta leads the Carson Mounds Archaeological Project, a long-term study of ancient monument-building societies in the Lower Mississippi Valley.

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  • Editor’s notes:
    To reach Jayur Mehta, email jayur@illinois.edu.
    The paper “Mound construction and site selection in the Lafourche subdelta of the Mississippi River delta, Louisiana, USA” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.
    DOI: 10.1080/15564894.2018.1458764