5. A Study of Small Prehistoric Site Structure and Function

by D. B. Blanton and S. C. Pullins

Phase II Archaeological Evaluation of Site 44SN203
Associated with the Route 58 Franklin Bypass Widening Project, Southampton County, Virginia
1991 viii + 60 pp. 25 figs., 4 tables, 1 appdx.

Site 44SN203 is a small prehistoric site located in a poorly drained section of the Coastal Plain. Intensive excavations at this relatively undisturbed site establish the potential of small "lithic scatters" to yield significant information. Analysis and refitting of lithic artifacts, emphasizing spatial relationships, indicate that the site results from a very brief, single-episode Archaic occupation. The report includes a proposed research design for treating similar sites region-wide.

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