Culminating Project Title
Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
Cultural Resources Management Archaeology: M.S.
College of Liberal Arts
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Keywords and Subject Headings
Optically Stimulated Luminescence, Soil Geomorphology, Lithic Analysis, Ceramic Analysis
The Huron-Manistee National Forests heritage staff conducted a Phase II archaeological evaluation of the Late Woodland site 20MT158, located on the Manistee River, Manistee County, Michigan. 20MT158 consists of a core and biface manufacturing site situated on the east edge of a strath-terrace overlooking the river. The purpose of this evaluation was to determine overall site integrity, determine site function, ascertain a specific cultural tradition or phase beyond Late Woodland, and make a National Register of Historic Places eligibility determination. A historical context was developed in order to address the regional issue of whether or not Canadian-Carolinian Biotic transition zone Late Woodland subsistence-settlement system strategies could be identified. Results from studying terrace geomorphology and lithic analysis revealed that the occupants used technological organization strategies during their seasonal migration round. 20MT158 acted as a staging area were mobile tool kits were refurbished before undertaking the next segment of the seasonal journey.
Snyder, Russell, "Suicide Bend6 (20MT158): An Archaeological Investigation in the Huron-Manistee National Forests along the Manistee River, Manistee County, Michigan" (2017). Culminating Projects in Cultural Resource Management. 18.