Archeological Site Survey, Basic Data Report, BPI_0524, N.D.

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Year: 2018


Wilke and Thompson reported finding lithics, a hammerstone, and fire-cracked rock at this site. Geo-Recon found a small prehistoric lithic scatter here in 1980, consisting of quartz and quartzite flakes and chunks, and occasional biface fragments. They speculated that this site might be considered continuous with 18CH158, 159, and 160.

1993: MAAR found artifacts in 13 stps and along the beach here. Artifacts from the stps included 6 quartz flakes, 10 fire-cracked rock, and 8 oyster shells. On the beach were 46 quartz flakes, 3 quartz flakes, 2 jasper chunks, 12 firecracked rocks, 5 ceramic fragments, and 1 biface fragment. The ceramics add a Woodland component, but the pottery type was never identified:

December 2000: Tetra Tech's Phase II involved pedestrian survey, 98 shovel tests (69 at 15m intervals and 29 5m radials), and four 1x2m test units. No features were encountered, and the 386 artifacts were mainly found in the plowzone. Diagnostic artifacts included 8 Towsend and Potomac Creek ceramic wares and 3 Savannah River Holmes variant points. Also recovered were 1 core or test cobble, 23 primary flakes, 81 secondary flakes, 50 tertiary flakes, 3 indeterminate flakes/flake fragments, 89 shatter, 123 fire-cracked rocks, and 3 possible burnt nutshell fragments.

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Archeological Site Survey, Basic Data Report, BPI_0524, N.D.. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441002) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8441002

Spatial Coverage

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

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