Henrietta Complex
A.D. 1250-1450

Henrietta Complex House Pattern*

Henrietta complex people lived in north central Texas, hunted deer and bison, and farmed the sandy soils of the upper Red and Brazos Rivers. Riverine species like fish and mussels were also important foods for these people.

Henrietta complex houses were oval with four large interior support posts. They were about 20 feet long and 15 feet wide.

Pottery at Henrietta complex sites consists of plain, shell tempered jars and bowls. There are also cups or mugs with corn cob impressions.

Side notched and unnotched arrow points are common at Henrietta complex sites. Bone farming tools like bison scapula and horn hoes and tibia digging sticks are also frequently found.


Lorrain, Dessamae, 1969 Archaeological Excavations in the Fish Creek Reservoir, Southern Methodist University, Contributions in Archaeology, No. 4. Dallas, Texas.