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Excavations at the Baxter Lake Site

CRA working to excavate Block A at the Baxter Lake site.

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

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