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Data Recovery at the Elkins A & B Site [7NC-G-174] A unique look at two adjacent single-occupation 18th century farmsteads

Author(s): William B. Liebeknecht

Year: 2016

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Summary

The Elkins A & B site has produced some of the most interesting data seen along the U.S. Route 301 corridor.  The site represents two very different sites from two different periods in the 18th century.  Elkins B, the earlier of the two , was occupied from around 1720 to circa 1740 on property owned by John Greenwater Jr. This site had array of interesting items, such as a set of red-bodied earthenware vessels thought to have been manufactured in Philadelphia by the Hillegas brothers, numerous Robert Tippet pipes, and consumed faunal remains including freshwater mussels and horse.  Elkins A site dates from circa 1740 to circa 1770 on land owned by John McCoole, who owned nine slaves.  Features from this farmstead site include a stone-lined cellar, a dam and an out-kitchen.  An unrelated earlier feature from the site has been interpreted as a wolf-trap pit circa 1670s.  


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Data Recovery at the Elkins A & B Site [7NC-G-174] A unique look at two adjacent single-occupation 18th century farmsteads. William B. Liebeknecht. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434612)


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Temporal Keywords
18th Century


Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 196

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