Village midden, Panther Lake site, northeastern Louisiana. Many Marksville village sites are multicomponent. Favorable locations were reoccupied repeatedly, and Marksville material shows up as a level in what is often a homogeneous midden deposit laid down over many centuries. The Panther Lake site is known primarily as a Tchefuncte site in the Tensas Basin., but early Marksville, Point Lake phase ceramics were found at the site. Photo courtesy of
Weeks Island site, coastal Louisiana. Along the Gulf Coast, shell middens constitute the most common type of site. At Weeks Island excavations uncovered a deep deposit which spans many centuries and cultural systems. A strong early Marksville component is present at Weeks Island. Photo courtesy of Robert Neuman, Museum of Geoscience (Museum of Natural Science), Louisiana State University.