Lower Mississippi Periods Lower Yazoo Phases Lower Yazoo Dates Tensas/Natchez Phases
Historic Russell 16501750 CE Tensas/Natchez
Plaquemine/Mississippian culture
Late Plaquemine/Mississippian
Middle Plaquemine/Mississippian
Early Plaquemine/Mississippian
Wasp Lake 1400-1650 CE Translyvania/Emerald
Lake George 1300-1400 CE Fitzhugh/Foster
Winterville 1200-1300 CE Routh/Anna
Transitional Coles Creek Crippen Point 1050-1200 CE Preston/Gordon
Coles Creek Culture
Late Coles Creek
Middle Coles Creek
Early Coles Creek
Kings Crossing 950-1050 CE Balmoral
Aden 800-950 CE Ballina
Bayland 600-800 CE Sundown
Baytown Culture
Baytown 2
Baytown 1
Deasonville 500-600 CE Marsden
Little Sunflower 400-500 CE Indian Bayou
Marksville Culture
Late Marksville
Early Marksville
Issaquena 200-400 CE Issaquena
Anderson Landing 0-200 CE Point Lake/Grand Gulf
Tchefuncte Culture Tuscola 400 BCE-0 CE Panther Lake
Jaketown Poverty Point 700- 400 BCE Frasier
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Like any other enterprise, The Archeology Department of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History has a stragegic plan for the advancement of our understanding and knowledge about state archaeology. This plan aspires to map a course for future study and exploration by defining both what is known and what is yet to be learned. It is a compendium of the results of extensive research done by a team whose mission was to analyze every article, book, and thesis pertaining to Mississippi archaeology, and then assimilate the relevant components into a knowledge reporsitory. Most of this plan is advanced within the pages of The State Historic Context Document which is available for viewing and download via the following links.