Phase III Data Recovery of Site 44CC297
Proposed Landfill, Charles City County, Virginia
This report summarizes archaeological data recovery conducted on a late 17th-/early 18th-century farmstead in the upper reaches of the Chickahominy River drainage. The fieldwork focused on a feature complex that included the remains of a small earthfast house and several pit features. The low artifact density and feature characteristics indicate a brief occupation span. This is confirmed by documentary sources suggesting that it is the first-stage homelot of a tenant farmer. The information summarized in this report provides comparative data useful in studies of late 17th-/early 18th-century intersite and intrasite settlement patterns in the Chesapeake region. A refitting study of prehistoric lithic artifacts from the site is also included.
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