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Weber I Site, MI (20SA581) Project

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Summary

The Weber I site is a stratified Archaic period site located on the Cass River where it flows through the outskirts of Frankenmuth, Michigan in the Saginaw Valley region. The lower strata (Occupation Zone II) is the only sealed cultural occupation dated to the Middle Archaic period in the Upper Great Lakes in which organic remains are preserved. Seven features, lithic artifacts, and both faunal and floral materials indicate a late summer through fall season of multiple occupations. A total of 91 square meters were excavated. This occupation is dated to ca. 6200-4900 B.P. based on two C14 dates. A sterile alluvial deposit of approximately 0.5 meters separates the Middle Archaic zone from the Late/Terminal Archaic occupation (Occupation Zone I) which produced 28 features, lithic artifacts, and both floral and faunal materials. A total of 98 square meters were excavated, and based on three C14 dates, Occupation Zone I is dated to ca. 2900-3000 B.P. The Late Archaic occupation is considered to have been occupied in late summer through early fall. Wet screening onsite as well as flotation samples facilitated fine scale sampling of the Middle Archaic (25 10 l. samples) and Late Archaic (27 10 l. samples) from both midden control and feature contexts.


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Weber I Site, MI (20SA581) Project. ( tDAR id: 394399) ; doi:10.6067/XCV83J3FBD


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Temporal Coverage

Radiocarbon Date: 3100 to 2880 (2990+/-110 RCYBP; Uncalibrated; Occupation Zone 1; Feature 226; BETA5473; charcoal)

Radiocarbon Date: 5017 to 4901 (4959+/-58 RCYBP; Uncalibrated; Occupation Zone 2; sheet midden; D-AMS020948; calcined bone)

Radiocarbon Date: 3050 to 2930 (2990+/-60 RCYBP; Uncalibrated; Occupation Zone 1; Feature 227; BETA5474; charcoal)

Radiocarbon Date: 6420 to 6040 (6230 +-/190 RCYBP; Uncalibrated; Occupation Zone 2; bone concentration; BETA6804; calcined bone)

Radiocarbon Date: 4760 to 4360 (4560 +/-200 RCYBP; Uncalibrated; Occupation Zone 2; Feature 233; SI5596; charcoal)

Radiocarbon Date: 2980 to 2840 (2910+/-70 RCYBP; Uncalibrated; Occupation Zone 1; Feature 201;BETA5472; charcoal)


Spatial Coverage

min long: -83.771; min lat: 43.308 ; max long: -83.744; max lat: 43.356 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Beverley Smith


Source Collections

Michigan State University

Resources Inside this Project (Viewing 1-64 of 64)

Documents

  1. The Lake Nipissing Transgression in the Saginaw Bay region, MI (1986)
  2. Middle & Late Archaic Faunal & Floral Exploitation at the Weber I Site (20SA581), MI (1990)

Datasets

  1. Weber I Middle Archaic faunal dataset (1983)
  2. Weber I Site Late Archaic faunal database (1983)

Coding Sheets

  1. Coding sheet for Access. # (Weber I Middle Archaic faunal dataset) (2015)
  2. Coding sheet for Access. # (Weber I Middle Archaic faunal dataset) (2016)
  3. Coding sheet for Access. # (Weber I Site Late Archaic faunal database) (2015)
  4. Coding sheet for Burning (Weber I Middle Archaic faunal dataset) (2016)
  5. Coding sheet for Burning (Weber I Middle Archaic faunal dataset) (2016)
  6. Coding sheet for Burning (Weber I Middle Archaic faunal dataset) (2016)
  7. Coding sheet for Burning (Weber I Site Late Archaic faunal database) (2016)
  8. Coding sheet for Burning (Weber I Site Late Archaic faunal database) (2016)
  9. Coding sheet for Butchering (Weber I Middle Archaic faunal dataset) (2016)
  10. Coding sheet for Butchering (Weber I Site Late Archaic faunal database) (2016)
  11. Coding sheet for Comments (Weber I Middle Archaic faunal dataset) (2016)
  12. Coding sheet for Comments (Weber I Site Late Archaic faunal database) (2015)
  13. Coding sheet for Comments (Weber I Site Late Archaic faunal database) (2016)
  14. Coding sheet for Completeness (Weber I Middle Archaic faunal dataset) (2016)
  15. Coding sheet for Completeness (Weber I Middle Archaic faunal dataset) (2015)
  16. Coding sheet for Completeness (Weber I Site Late Archaic faunal database) (2016)
  17. Coding sheet for Completeness (Weber I Site Late Archaic faunal database) (2015)
  18. Coding sheet for Context Type (Weber I Middle Archaic faunal dataset) (2016)
  19. Coding sheet for Context Type (Weber I Site Late Archaic faunal database) (2016)
  20. Coding sheet for Cultural Aff (Weber I Middle Archaic faunal dataset) (2016)
  21. Coding sheet for Cultural Aff (Weber I Site Late Archaic faunal database) (2016)
  22. Coding sheet for Cultural Aff (Weber I Site Late Archaic faunal database) (2016)
  23. Coding sheet for Element (Weber I Middle Archaic faunal dataset) (2016)
  24. Coding sheet for Element (Weber I Middle Archaic faunal dataset) (2015)
  25. Coding sheet for Element (Weber I Site Late Archaic faunal database) (2015)
  26. Coding sheet for Element (Weber I Site Late Archaic faunal database) (2016)
  27. Coding sheet for Gnawed (Weber I Site Late Archaic faunal database) (2016)
  28. Coding sheet for Gnawing (Weber I Middle Archaic faunal dataset) (2016)
  29. Coding sheet for Midden/Feature (Weber I Middle Archaic faunal dataset) (2016)
  30. Coding sheet for Midden/Feature (Weber I Site Late Archaic faunal database) (2016)
  31. Coding sheet for Portion (Weber I Middle Archaic faunal dataset) (2016)
  32. Coding sheet for Portion (Weber I Middle Archaic faunal dataset) (2016)
  33. Coding sheet for Portion (Weber I Site Late Archaic faunal database) (2016)
  34. Coding sheet for Portion (Weber I Site Late Archaic faunal database) (2016)
  35. Coding sheet for Portion (Weber I Site Late Archaic faunal database) (2016)
  36. Coding sheet for Preservation (Weber I Middle Archaic faunal dataset) (2016)
  37. Coding sheet for Preservation (Weber I Site Late Archaic faunal database) (2016)
  38. Coding sheet for Recovery (Weber I Middle Archaic faunal dataset) (2016)
  39. Coding sheet for Recovery (Weber I Site Late Archaic faunal database) (2016)
  40. Coding sheet for Recovery (Weber I Site Late Archaic faunal database) (2016)
  41. Coding sheet for Resource Type (Weber I Middle Archaic faunal dataset) (2016)
  42. Coding sheet for Resource Type (Weber I Site Late Archaic faunal database) (2016)
  43. Coding sheet for Side (Weber I Middle Archaic faunal dataset) (2016)
  44. Coding sheet for Side (Weber I Middle Archaic faunal dataset) (2015)
  45. Coding sheet for Side (Weber I Site Late Archaic faunal database) (2015)
  46. Coding sheet for Side (Weber I Site Late Archaic faunal database) (2016)
  47. Coding sheet for Site Type (Weber I Middle Archaic faunal dataset) (2016)
  48. Coding sheet for Site Type (Weber I Site Late Archaic faunal database) (2016)
  49. Coding sheet for Site Type (Weber I Site Late Archaic faunal database) (2016)
  50. Coding sheet for Square (Weber I Middle Archaic faunal dataset) (2015)
  51. Coding sheet for Square (Weber I Site Late Archaic faunal database) (2015)
  52. Coding sheet for Taxon (Weber I Middle Archaic faunal dataset) (2016)
  53. Coding sheet for Taxon (Weber I Middle Archaic faunal dataset) (2015)
  54. Coding sheet for Taxon (Weber I Middle Archaic faunal dataset) (2016)
  55. Coding sheet for Taxon (Weber I Site Late Archaic faunal database) (2015)
  56. Coding sheet for Taxon (Weber I Site Late Archaic faunal database) (2016)
  57. Coding sheet for Taxon for Resource Type (Weber I Middle Archaic faunal dataset) (2016)
  58. Coding sheet for Taxon ResourceType (Weber I Site Late Archaic faunal database) (2016)
  59. Coding sheet for Unit (Weber I Middle Archaic faunal dataset) (2016)
  60. Coding sheet for Unit (Weber I Site Late Archaic faunal database) (2016)
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