An Excavated Posthole Structure

Here's the same structure after the postholes and pits have been excavated. This structure was originally a house, some 23 feet in diameter. The framework consisted of saplings, which were driven into the ground, then bent over and lashed together at the top to support the roof. The walls and roof, now gone, were probably covered with bark, woven mats, or thatch. This is the kind of house in which a family would have lived. Most of the structures at Occaneechi Town are not as well-preserved as this one.