Jamaica State Park Archaeology Dig: Day 5, August 13
Just a quick update today. We are continuing to excavate the 1 x 1 m units we have open before we leave for the weekend. At the base of excavation, we are encountering basal, glacially deposited cobbles, suggesting that there has been very little soil development in the area since the retreat of the glaciers. Below the black, artifact-rich living surface, artifact counts drop off precipitously. We found the first piece of Native American-made pottery this morning. The distinctive decorative patterns on the outer surface suggest that it was made during the Late Woodland period (1,000-1600 AD). We will be back on Monday!