The VerHage Site: A Late Archaic Seasonal Village located in Wallkill Drainage of Southeastern New York.
In summer 2017 Landmark Archaeology, Inc. conducted data recovery excavations at four Late Archaic sites in southeastern New York within the Wallkill drainage near the town of Goshen. Excavations at the VerHage Site, a Late Archaic Lamoka Phase (ca. 3000-2500 BC) site and the largest of the four investigated sites, identified pit features, post-molds and house patterns, yielded a large lithic assemblage, and found glacial erratics used for food processing and tool production. The recovery of a large number of formal bifaces and groundstone tools as well as the presence of massive roasting pits indicate that hunting and processing of wild plant foods were tasks undertaken at the settlement. By comparing the density and diversity of the VerHage artifacts and features with those of the other three sites, we interpret the site functioned as an aggregation center seasonally occupied by regionally interacting kin based bands.
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The VerHage Site: A Late Archaic Seasonal Village located in Wallkill Drainage of Southeastern New York.. Derrick Marcucci, Susan Gade, Antonio Martinez Tunon. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 443372)
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