Excavations at the Fresh Lake site (SS-7), San Salvador Island, Bahamas

Author(s): Matt OMansky; Thomas Delvaux

Year: 2016


More than three dozen prehistoric sites exist on San Salvador Island, Bahamas. These consist of small settlements and work areas of the indigenous Lucayans. One of these sites, the Fresh Lake site (SS-7), has been the focus of research by Youngstown State University archaeologists each December since 2012. No clear signs of habitation have yet been found, although over 100 shell beads, along with pottery, shell tools, and shells and fish bones, have been recovered. In this paper, the nature of the site and its material record are discussed and related to previous research conducted elsewhere on the island, particularly the nearby Storr’s Lake site (SS-4).

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Excavations at the Fresh Lake site (SS-7), San Salvador Island, Bahamas. Matt OMansky, Thomas Delvaux. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 405252)

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min long: -90.747; min lat: 3.25 ; max long: -48.999; max lat: 27.683 ;