Early Woodland Settlement and Land Use in Eastern New York

TitleEarly Woodland Settlement and Land Use in Eastern New York
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsRieth, CB
JournalJournal of Middle Atlantic Archaeology
KeywordsEarly 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.