Roles

Emily S. Gaskin: student co-author.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2000

Department

Earth Sciences

Language

English

Publication Title

Quarterly Bulletin of the Archeological Society of Virginia

Abstract

The Davis Site ( 44LA46) is a multicomponent (colonial and prehistoric) site located on the Eastern Branch of the Corrotoman River in Lancaster County, Virginia. Plow zone surface collections included numerous Native American pottery sherds and projectile points. The goal of the study was to date the site's prehistoric occupation using the typological approach with the pottery sherds and projectile points. The pottery wares present included Mockley, Townsend, and Potomac Creek, with Mockley Ware being the most common. The pottery sherds indicate a maximum range of occupation from the Middle Woodland period to the historic period with a weighted mean age of Late Woodland I. Thirteen types of projectile points were found, with the Calvert type being the most common. The projectile points indicate a maximum range of occupation from the Early Archaic period to the historic period with a weighted mean age of Late Archaic. Historic evidence suggests the Native Americans had abandoned the site before settlement by the English colonists. Thus, the site was probably intermittently occupied from the Early Archaic period to the Protohistoric period.

Comments

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