A Creek in Time: Landscape Archaeology of the Conotton Creek Drainage of Eastern Ohio


Starting in 2015, archaeological survey for a large natural gas pipeline project investigated large portions of the Conotton Creek Drainage in Eastern Ohio. Prehistoric site clusters, identified during the project and previous investigations along Conotton Creek, provide an opportunity to investigate the prehistoric utilization of the landscape. Analysis of the dataset generated suggests there is patterning in the temporal and spatial distribution of prehistoric sites along Conotton Creek. Expanding the dataset to include other previously recorded sites in the Conotton Creek drainage as well as comparisons between the prehistoric use of the Conotton Creek drainage and larger river drainages, such as the Tuscarora River and the Vermillion River allows for a better understanding of the role of minor drainages in the prehistoric landscape. This poster seeks to highlight the research conducted for the project within the Conotton Creek Drainage regarding how prehistoric groups utilized minor drainages along the margins of the Appalachian Plateau.

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A Creek in Time: Landscape Archaeology of the Conotton Creek Drainage of Eastern Ohio. Karen Reed, Jonathan Libbon, Aidan McCarty, Benjamin Demchak, Erica Birkner. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 443338)

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -103.975; min lat: 36.598 ; max long: -80.42; max lat: 48.922 ;

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 22592