Zimms Complex
A.D. 1250-1450

Zimms House Pattern

Zimms Complex house during excavation

Sites in this complex (AD 1250-1450) are probably related to the Upper Canark Variant. The house patterns are similar but lack the stone slab bases of many Upper Canark Variant houses. Small villages of several families built their homes on high ridges above streams. They were bison hunters and farmers

Point types for the Zimms Complex are similar to those for Antelope Creek, but many artifacts at these sites are made from a north central Oklahoma chert called Florence A. Pottery is sand-tempered like other Upper Canark pottery but the surface of the pottery is smoothed rather than cordmarked.

Zimms House Pattern

Complete house pattern at Zimms Site