Wild Strawberry

The BARC Floodplain A Site may have served as a seasonal location for gathering food, as well as tool materials. The broad drainage area the site occupies would have been an ideal location for finding many types of edible plants and game animals.

The presence of nut and fruit remains gives some insight into the types of food the inhabitants ate. It also indicates what time of year they occupied the camp. Evidence from the site showed seasonal use of hickory, walnuts, and raspberries or blackberries, all of which typically ripen in the late summer to early fall.