Archeological Site Survey, Basic Data Report, BPI_0516, N.D.

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Year: 2018


This shell midden consists of approximately 8 acres. Four stps placed within this area recorded depths between 20 and 30cmbs. A rhyolite flake was found in one of the stps within the midden area. A small quantity of oyster shell was recovered in three stps along the cliff. Prehistoric material distribution (including one non-diagnostic ceramic sherd) was thinly scattered throughout most sections of the test area, which extended some 400m further southwest from the oyster shell concentration.

A scatter of 18th century artifacts was found in the southwestern part of the test area, located between 100 and 350m southwest of the prehistoric shell midden. This area was not given a separate site designation, and the artifacts were thought to have been associated with the nearby Blossom Point Farmhouse or Ballast House site at 18CH216. These artifacts included tin-glazed earthenware, pearlware, creamware, a pipe bowl fragment, a clear bottle glass fragment, nails, and brick fragments.

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Archeological Site Survey, Basic Data Report, BPI_0516, N.D.. 2018 ( tDAR id: 440995) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8440995

Spatial Coverage

min long: -79.514; min lat: 38.565 ; max long: -76.349; max lat: 39.749 ;

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