The Delfosse-Allard Site: A Middle Historic Occupation in the Potawatomi Refuge on Wisconsin’s Door Peninsula

Author(s): John D. Richards

Year: 2019

Summary

This is an abstract from the "POSTER Session 1: A Focus on Cultures, Populations, and Ethnic Groups" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.

During the mid-to-late 17th century, Wisconsin’s Door Peninsula became a refuge for Potawatomi fleeing Iroquois predation. Consequently, sites dating to Middle Historic times should be relatively common on the peninsula. Curiously, this is not the case even though two large scale, systematic surveys have been conducted in coastal as well as inland locales. The Delfosse-Allard site (47KE9) in Kewaunee County, Wisconsin provides a rare exception. Archaeological investigations at the site uncovered a multi-component occupation spanning Late Archaic through recent times. Although the major use of the site occurred during Late Woodland times, three pit features excavated during Phase III work at the site contained glass trade beads diagnostic of the Middle Historic period in the Great Lakes. Although the site cannot be definitely linked to a Potawatomi occupation, site structure at Delfosse-Allard may help to explain the rarity of what should be a relatively common site type on the Peninsula.

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The Delfosse-Allard Site: A Middle Historic Occupation in the Potawatomi Refuge on Wisconsin’s Door Peninsula. John D. Richards. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, St. Charles, MO. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449203)

Keywords

Temporal Keywords
Middle Historic

Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 486