"Jaketown Site" by Unknown - Copied from this picture, shown on this National Park Service website. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jaketown_Site.jpg#/media/File:Jaketown_Site.jpg
Backstory and Context
Jaketown first received attention concerning excavation in 1951, but no major archaeological work took place there again until 2007 when a multiyear research project headed by Washington University of St. Louis researchers was began. The project included excavation as well as a study of the soils and sediments in order to "determine how frequent flooding from the Mississippi River and its tributaries affected Jaketown’s prehistoric inhabitants." More work was done at Jaketown in 2009 when a research project shared by Washington University and Murry State University (of Kentucky) took place.