Overview of the landscape surrounding the Carskadon site.
by Richard Herndon, Principal Investigator
Carskadon was another site investigated during the course of the AOS project (see http://www.modot.org/ehp/AvenueofSaints.htm on the MoDOT website for a summary of the AOS project). This site was periodically inhabited over the last 2,000 years with the largest occupation occurring during the Middle Woodland (circa A.D. 1–250). Continue reading
CRA working to excavate Block A at the Baxter Lake site.
by Andrew Bradbury, Principal Investigator
Today I would like to present some information that we learned as a result of our excavations at the Baxter Lake site . The site was one of many sites that CRA investigated during the AOS project. A summary of the Baxter Lake excavations can be found on the MoDOT website at: http://www.modot.org/ehp/AOS_Volume4.htm. Analysis of the recovered materials indicated that the site was occupied during the Early Archaic (circa 7500 BC based on the recovered diagnostic hafted bifaces). Continue reading
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
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.
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
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.