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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.
Description: The excavations showed that a thick mantle of soil had been deposited over the site, capping and preserving the archaeological deposits.
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.
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.