Spearing Fish from a Canoe. Plate 8.

Spearing Fish from a Canoe

Prehistoric archeological sites, like the BARC Floodplain A Site, represent the material remains of Native American societies and their activities. There are many types of prehistoric archeological sites ranging from villages, seasonal camps, quarry sites, hunting and butchering sites, places of religious significance, and burial sites, just to name a few.

The main focus for the occupants of the BARC site was the manufacture, maintenance, and repair of stone tools. Native Americans typically occupied this type of site for a few days at a time to obtain resources, such as food or materials, for the larger settlement to which they belonged.