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Prehistoric Occupations at the Pethick Site, Schoharie County, New York

TitlePrehistoric Occupations at the Pethick Site, Schoharie County, New York
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsRafferty, S, Rieth, CB, Moragne, S
JournalArchaeology of Eastern North America

The results of the first seven of 10 seasons of excavation at the Pethick site, Schoharie County, New York, are summarized in this report. Substantial Late Woodland (twelfth to fifteenth century A.D.), Early Woodland, and Transitional components have been excavated. During the Late Woodland the site was a horticultural hamlet. Two structures have been identified, but no palisade has been located. Ceramic vessel, floral and faunal analyses are summarized. Small amounts of maize and the nuts of various species are present in the charred floral remains. The Pethick project has been above all else an educational project. Over 100 field school students have been trained at the site, many of whom have gone on to careers in archaeology.