I met with the archaeologist and his field technician today. They performed a visual reconnaissance of the entire property, and then began digging test holes at selected locations on a grid system.

Their initial assessment early in the day was that there was little likelihood of an archaeological site on the property. The land is high and wooded, and then slopes to the water.  Native Americans had little utility for building up away from the water (where this property is flat) or on sloped land (where this property is closer to the water, which would be where they usually preferred to locate themselves).

The team will perform their site evaluations, perform records research, and provide a completed report and assessment over the next couple weeks.

  • January 2008