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Marquette Viaduct Replacement (20BY28/387) Project

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Summary

The Marquette Viaduct Replacement Project (20BY28/387) represents a continuation of decades of archaeological work in an industrial area near downtown Bay City, MI along the west bank of the Saginaw River approximately 2 km. from the mouth of the river where it empties into Saginaw Bay of Lake Huron. Occupation of the area begins in the Late Archaic and all subsequent prehistoric cultural periods are represented as well as the historic Fletcher Site, a large 18th century Native American cemetery site. The sites lie at 182 m. ASL and detailed work by William Monaghan and William Lovis have contributed valuable geomorphological data in an effort to track the complex sequence of changing lake levels in the region. The 2000 excavations of this locality of 20BY28 and 20BY387 revealed two contiguous occupations dating to the Late Archaic and Late Woodland periods. The two cultural periods are delineated on the basis on ceramics and lithics recovered within features and the faunal analysis considers only animal bone from features recovered through ¼” mesh and 10 l. or more flotation samples. In total, Block 28 (50 m2) and Block 387 (140 m2) revealed 141 features and 3 Late Archaic period burials which have been repatriated. Fifteen features produced faunal remains dated to the Late Archaic and the occupations are dated between ca. 4200-3000 radiocarbon years BP.


Cite this Record

Marquette Viaduct Replacement (20BY28/387) Project. ( tDAR id: 394403) ; doi:10.6067/XCV89025RZ


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Temporal Coverage

Radiocarbon Date: 4152 to 4080 (20BY387; 4116+/-36 RCYBP; Uncalibrated; Feature 30 NE1/4;; D-AMS020951; calcined bone)

Radiocarbon Date: 4350 to 4150 (20BY387; 4250+/-100 RCYBP; Uncalibrated; Feature 68; BETA154680; botanical)

Radiocarbon Date: 3740 to 3600 (20BY28; 3670+/-70 RCYBP; Uncalibrated; Feature 17B; BETA154674; botanical)

Radiocarbon Date: 3790 to 3690 (20BY28; 3740+/-50 RCYBP; Uncalibrated; Feature 3; BETA154672; botanical)

Radiocarbon Date: 3756 to 3674 (20BY28; 3715+/-41 RCYBP; Uncalibrated; Feature 19; D-AMS020949; calcined bone)

Radiocarbon Date: 3820 to 3700 (20BY28; 3760+/-60 RCYBP; Uncalibrated; Feature 52; BETA154676; botanical)

Radiocarbon Date: 3700 to 3620 (20BY28;3660+/-40 RCYBP; Uncalibrated; Feature 13; BETA154673; botanical)

Radiocarbon Date: 4104 to 4042 (20BY28; 4073+/-31 RCYBP; Uncalibrated; Feature 33 E1/2; D-AMS020950; bone collagen)

Radiocarbon Date: 3020 to 2900 (20BY28; 2960+/-60 RCYBP; Uncalibrated; Feature 57; BETA154677; botanical)

Radiocarbon Date: 3906 to 3820 (20BY387; 3863+/-43 RCYBP; Feature 60 E1/2; D-AMS020953; calcined bone)

Radiocarbon Date: 4020 to 3940 (20BY387; 3980+/-40 RCYBP; Uncalibrated; Feature 53; BETA154678; botanical)

Radiocarbon Date: 3880 to 3800 (20BY387; 3840+/-40 RCYBP; uncalibrated; Feature 60 W1/2; BETA181524; Cucurbito pepo rind)

Radiocarbon Date: 4040 to 3972 (20BY387; 4006+/-34; Uncalibrated; Feature 58 N1/2; D-AMS020952; calcined bone)


Spatial Coverage

min long: -83.913; min lat: 43.58 ; max long: -83.837; max lat: 43.63 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Beverley Smith


Source Collections

Michigan State University

Related Comparative Collections

Eastern Archaic Faunal Working Group
Great Lakes/Upper Midwest

Resources Inside this Project (Viewing 1-50 of 50)

Datasets

  1. 20BY28 faunal dataset (2002)
  2. 20BY387 faunal dataset (2002)

Coding Sheets

  1. Coding sheet for #Burned (20BY28 faunal dataset) (2016)
  2. Coding sheet for Area (20BY28 faunal dataset) (2016)
  3. Coding sheet for Area (20BY28 faunal dataset) (2016)
  4. Coding sheet for Area (20BY387 faunal dataset) (2016)
  5. Coding sheet for Area (20BY387 faunal dataset) (2016)
  6. Coding sheet for Burning (20BY28 faunal dataset) (2016)
  7. Coding sheet for Burning (20BY28 faunal dataset) (2016)
  8. Coding sheet for Burning (20BY387 faunal dataset) (2016)
  9. Coding sheet for Butchering (20BY28 faunal dataset) (2016)
  10. Coding sheet for Butchering (20BY387 faunal dataset) (2016)
  11. Coding sheet for Completeness (20BY28 faunal dataset) (2016)
  12. Coding sheet for Completeness (20BY28 faunal dataset) (2015)
  13. Coding sheet for Completeness (20BY387 faunal dataset) (2016)
  14. Coding sheet for Completeness (20BY387 faunal dataset) (2015)
  15. Coding sheet for Context Type (20BY28 faunal dataset) (2016)
  16. Coding sheet for Context Type (20BY387 faunal dataset) (2016)
  17. Coding sheet for Cultural Aff (20BY28 faunal dataset) (2016)
  18. Coding sheet for Cultural Aff (20BY387 faunal dataset) (2016)
  19. Coding sheet for Element (20BY28 faunal dataset) (2016)
  20. Coding sheet for Element (20BY28 faunal dataset) (2015)
  21. Coding sheet for Element (20BY387 faunal dataset) (2016)
  22. Coding sheet for Feature (20BY28 faunal dataset) (2016)
  23. Coding sheet for Feature (20BY387 faunal dataset) (2016)
  24. Coding sheet for Flt. (l.) (20BY387 faunal dataset) (2015)
  25. Coding sheet for Gnawed (20BY28 faunal dataset) (2016)
  26. Coding sheet for Gnawed (20BY387 faunal dataset) (2016)
  27. Coding sheet for Level (20BY28 faunal dataset) (2016)
  28. Coding sheet for Level (20BY387 faunal dataset) (2016)
  29. Coding sheet for Portion (20BY28 faunal dataset) (2016)
  30. Coding sheet for Portion (20BY28 faunal dataset) (2016)
  31. Coding sheet for Portion (20BY387 faunal dataset) (2016)
  32. Coding sheet for Portion (20BY387 faunal dataset) (2016)
  33. Coding sheet for Preservation (20BY28 faunal dataset) (2016)
  34. Coding sheet for Preservation (20BY387 faunal dataset) (2016)
  35. Coding sheet for Recovery (20BY28 faunal dataset) (2016)
  36. Coding sheet for Recovery (20BY387 faunal dataset) (2016)
  37. Coding sheet for Resource Type (20BY28 faunal dataset) (2016)
  38. Coding sheet for Resource Type (20BY387 faunal dataset) (2016)
  39. Coding sheet for Side (20BY28 faunal dataset) (2016)
  40. Coding sheet for Side (20BY387 faunal dataset) (2016)
  41. Coding sheet for Site Type (20BY28 faunal dataset) (2016)
  42. Coding sheet for Site Type (20BY387 faunal dataset) (2016)
  43. Coding sheet for Taxon ID (20BY28 faunal dataset) (2016)
  44. Coding sheet for Taxon ID (20BY28 faunal dataset) (2015)
  45. Coding sheet for Taxon ID (20BY387 faunal dataset) (2016)
  46. Coding sheet for Taxon ID (20BY387 faunal dataset) (2015)
  47. Coding sheet for Unit (20BY28 faunal dataset) (2016)
  48. Coding sheet for Unit (20BY387 faunal dataset) (2016)
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