Campfire Stories: Defining Features at the Susquetonscut Brook Site 11 in Eastern Connecticut
Author(s): Kristen Jeremiah
The Susquetonscut Brook Site 11 (SB-11) is a Native American campsite occupied primarily during the Archaic Period and again briefly in the Woodland Period. Data recovery excavations conducted by The Public Archaeology Laboratory, Inc. (PAL) in the summer of 2015 resulted in the recovery of thousands of artifacts and the exposure of 14 cultural features, including post-molds, pit features, fire hearths, and a roasting platform. Feature definition was attained through a variety of analyses, including behavioral studies in regards to resource processing, as evidenced by stone tool morphology and use-wear patterns; lithic tool manufacturing and maintenance, as evidenced by lithic debitage characteristics; refuse patterning, as evidenced by spatial relationships between thermally altered rocks, charcoal, lithic artifacts, and faunal remains; and specialized studies consisting of protein residue, 14C, and phytolith analyses. The results of archaeological investigations provided a better understanding of Native American Archaic period habitation in the Yantic River Drainage basin of eastern Connecticut.
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Campfire Stories: Defining Features at the Susquetonscut Brook Site 11 in Eastern Connecticut. Kristen Jeremiah. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 432103)
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min long: -80.815; min lat: 39.3 ; max long: -66.753; max lat: 47.398 ;
Abstract Id(s): 16443