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- Creator is exactly "Richard Ervin, Senior Archaeologist"
Description: The extensive use of non-local lithic materials by the occupants at the site illustrates a heavy reliance on an exchange and trade network which potentially extended more than 130 miles north and south of the site.
Thick mantle of soil protects archaeological deposits.
Description: The excavations showed that a thick mantle of soil had been deposited over the site, capping and preserving the archaeological deposits.
Site towards the end
Description: View of the site towards the end of the excavations where several clusters of chipped stone and fire-cracked rock are visible, along with individual test units.
Site before excavation
Description: The site area as it looked prior to the start of excavation.
Selby Bay Fox Creek Point
Description: The Selby Bay/Fox Creek point (which was not found at site 18PR1024), has a broad, lanceolate blade with weak shoulders, a square stem or no stem.
Rhyolite Jack's Reef Corner
Description: Rhyolite Jack’s Reef, corner-notched point fragments recovered from two areas of the site.
Description: Yellow poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera) and raspberry/blackberry (Rubus sp.) seeds recovered from dig.
Preparing to excavate
Description: As the excavations progressed, a large area was stripped using a backhoe to remove the deposits capping the site. Archaeologists then excavated with shovels to expose buried archaeological features including hearths and tool manufacturing areas.
Paint Branch Before Construction
Description: This view shows a stretch of Paint Branch before construction. The stream bank is subject to erosion during storm events.
Paint Branch After Construction
Description: This view shows the same stretch of Paint Branch after construction. The stream bank has been stabilized to prevent erosion and sedimentation within the stream and the watershed of the Chesapeake Bay.
Description: Mockley net-impressed pottery was manufactured from 200 to 900 A.D. and is found on Middle Woodland sites on the western shore of Maryland and DelMarVa.
Mitigation Site One Year After Construction
Description: PB-85 mitigation site about a year after construction - Vegetation is beginning to fill in providing a more natural habitat.
Mitigation Site Before Construction
Description: PB-85 mitigation site before construction - Note the artificial berm in the background, which separated the floodplain from the stream during flood events.
Mitigation Site After Construction
Description: PB-85 mitigation site just after construction - Vegetation is still sparse, since it takes time for plantings to mature.
Lance Projectile Point
Description: Savannah River Point found was manufactured of light gray rhyolite similar to materials found on Catoctin Mountain in Maryland.