Monthly Archives: April 2013

Excavations at the Berhorst Site

by Andrew Bradbury

During the course of the AOS project, CRA had the opportunity to investigate a number of interesting sites. Here, I’ll discuss one aspect of our analysis of the Berhorst site. A summary of the Berhorst excavations can be found on the MoDOT web site at: http://www.modot.org/ehp/AOS_Volume5.htm. Buried components were identified at the site during the hand-excavation of two blocks. The component of interest here is the Middle Archaic component (circa 5000 BC based on a series of radiocarbon dates). Continue reading

An introduction to the Avenue of Saints Project, Missouri

Over the next week, Andrew Bradbury and Richard Herndon will discuss the Avenue of Saints Project conducted in Lewis and Clark Counties, Missouri, between November 2004 and August 2006.

By Andrew Bradbury 

Middle and Late Woodland features were exposed just below the plow zone at the Carskadon site.

Middle and Late Woodland features were exposed just below the plow zone at the Carskadon site.

From November of 2004 to August of 2006, CRA conducted archaeological excavations in association with the Avenue of the Saints (AOS) project in Lewis and Clark Counties, Missouri. Our work on the AOS project took us to 55 different archaeological sites. Continue reading

Welcome!

Just another day at the office

Just another day at the office

Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc. (CRA) has entered the blogosphere. This newly founded CRA blog will feature posts pertinent to the study of earth and man. The idea is to share the knowledge gained over our 30 years invested in the cultural resource management industry with others who also have a passion for learning about the past. The CRA blog will serve as a forum to share both archaeological and architectural historic information with our readers. Our first series of blog posts will feature the Avenue of Saints project in Lewis and Clark Counties, Missouri. The project included 55 different archaeological sites ranging from Early Archaic to Late Woodland temporal periods.

CRA is excited about our adventure into the blogosphere and we look forward to sharing what we get to call “work,” learning about past peoples and unlocking the secrets to the past. Check back regularly to see what’s new at CRA. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like more information about any projects we post about.