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Reconstructing the Culture-History of Squires Ridge (31ED365)

Author(s): Kristina Hill ; I. Randolph Daniel

Year: 2017

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Until recently, the prehistoric culture-history of the coastal plain has remained the least understood in North Carolina due to a lack of known sites with stratified context and dateable components. Sites, such as Barber Creek (31PT259) and Squires Ridge (31ED365) situated along the Tar River, have archaeological data that can test the previous model (Moore and Daniel 2011; Phelps 1983). The excavations at these two sites have established the presence of archaeological sequences of four occupation zones dating from the Early Archaic to the Early/Middle Woodland. Previous studies (Daniel et al. 2013; Barbour 2014) have analyzed part of the stratigraphic sequence at Squires Ridge. Through the use of back-plot, frequency, and artifact refitting analyses of the material recovered from the 2011-2012 field seasons, I have explored the stratigraphic sequence of the northern end of the site. Through the continued analysis of Squires Ridge, the culture history of the site as well as the North Carolina coastal plain as a region can be better understood.

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Reconstructing the Culture-History of Squires Ridge (31ED365). Kristina Hill, I. Randolph Daniel. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 429050)


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min long: -91.274; min lat: 24.847 ; max long: -72.642; max lat: 36.386 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 15878

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America