UVM Consulting Archaeology Program
Phase III data recovery was undertaken by UVM CAP in 2000 at two sites located on the Alburg side of the MissisquoiBay bridge in northern Lake Champlain , Vermont. Both sites will be destroyed by a proposed new bridge and realignment of Route 78.
The sites are both attributable to a late prehistoric Native American habitation dating to approximately A.D. 1300-1600. Pottery recovered from the site is representative of St. Lawrence Iroquoian styles making the site one of the first well-excavated sites in Vermont to contain such types of Native American ceramics.
Fine-grained analysis of materials recovered from fire hearths at the site, which is ongoing, has resulted in the identification of corn among other plants- another rare find in Vermont archaeology.
Last modified July 11, 2011