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|Summary :||This is a photograph of posthole patterns dating back to the mid-18th century of two Cherokee townhouses found in Tomotley. The rectangular summer pavillion is on the left and the larger circular winter townhouse or council house is on the right. In these public buildings, social, political, and military meetings were held. Excavations of Tomotley were conducted by the University of Tennessee in 1976 as part of the Tellico Archaeological Project in anticipation of the flooding of the Lower Little Tennessee River by the Tellico Dam Reservoir. The excavations were conducted under contract with the National Park Service and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). Principal investigator, Alfred K. Guthe. Field Director, Gerald F. Schroedl.|