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Alburg:

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

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