Stage 2 Archaeological Investigations at the Clement Farm and Maple Sugar Area Sites, Stockbridge Research Facility, Madison County, New York
In 2004, Lu Engineers, was again contracted by AFRL/RRS to conduct a Stage 2 archaeological evaluation of two archaeological sites - a 19th / 20th century farmstead, the Clement Farm Site [A053-14-0005] and a possible maple sugar processing location - found during the Stage 1B field investigations in Areas A and E, respectively (Pierce 2000). The Stage 1 A, 1B and Stage 2 archaeological investigations were conducted on behalf of the United States Air Force (USAF) in conjunction with certain military responsibilities for managing properties under their jurisdiction. All work was preformed in compliance with federal and state guidelines, laws, directives and regulations for cultural resource studies.
The two locations within the overall Stockbridge Research Facility examined during the present round of investigation were the Clement farmstead site identified during the Stage 1B investigation of the Study Area A segment of the project and a tentatively identified sugar shack or maple sugar processing site in Study Area E (Pierce 2000). These had previously been respectively assigned to ca. 1830-1955 and ca. 1885-1890 use settings based upon recovered artifact assemblages and historical literature reviews.
Stage 1B shovel testing at 15 m (50 ft) intervals at the Clement Farm site was implemented through the excavation of 234 close-interval 7.6 m (25 ft) intervals placed along 21 transects. The results of the testing that about 7.7% (n=l 8) were positive, with all but two of the tests units being concentrated around the dressed stone footing of the former Clement dwelling.
Of the 590 Stage 1B shovel tests excavated in Study Area E, less than 1% (n=3) were positive, inclusive of a single shovel test located directly within the depression forming this site.
This file includes correspondence between the Department of Defense, Stockbridge Research Facility, and New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.
Cite this Record
Stage 2 Archaeological Investigations at the Clement Farm and Maple Sugar Area Sites, Stockbridge Research Facility, Madison County, New York. Carolyn A. Pierce, C. Stephan Demeter, Kent C. Taylor. 2006 ( tDAR id: 438090) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8438090
This Resource is Part of the Following Collections
Calendar Date: 1830 to 1955 (Clement Farm habitation)
min long: -75.781; min lat: 42.963 ; max long: -75.128; max lat: 43.223 ;
Individual & Institutional Roles
Contributor(s): Kent C. Taylor
Principal Investigator(s): C. Stephan Demeter
Project Director(s): Carolyn A. Pierce
Prepared By(s): Lu Enginners
Submitted To(s): Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome Research Site
OPRHP No. (s): 99 PR 1157
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