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Eaker Site

Blytheville, Arkansas
County of Mississippi.
National Register Number: 91001048
Resource type: Site.
Property type: Domestic - village site (pueblo group). The threat level was Satisfactory in
2006.
Congressional District: AR-1 Certified Local Government: NO

Statement of Significance (as of designation - June 19, 1996):
The Eaker Site is the largest and most intact Late Mississippian Nodena phase village site within the Central Mississippi Valley. The intact nature of the site is considered of national significance for its research value in providing information on cultural history, social organization, and subsistence, and the relation between the Late Mississippian Nodena phase and the historic Quapaw tribe.

Condition:
No threat to this site has been reported.

Property is now owned by the City of Blytheville. The site, on a former air base, is overgrown and unprotected. Introduction of a no-till crop is recommended. New findings by Arkansas Archaeological Survey investigators suggest that site is much older--and more significant--than what was believed at the time of NHL designation.


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