Early Woodland Settlement and Land Use in Eastern New York
|Title||Early Woodland Settlement and Land Use in Eastern New York|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2008|
|Journal||Journal of Middle Atlantic Archaeology|
|Keywords||Early Woodland, New York, Schoharie Creek|
Excavations were recently conducted at the Schoharie Creek II site in Schoharie County, New York as part of a state and federally funded highway project. This work revealed stratified soils that produced artifacts dating to the Early Woodland period (ca. 1000 B.C. - A.D. 100). The data derived during this excavation provide insights into the settlement, and land use practices of these hunter-gatherer populations and their interaction with other groups in eastern New York. This information is important to understanding the prehistory of the Schoharie Valley and eastern New York.