The February meeting of the Saginaw Valley Chapter of the Michigan Archaeological Society will be held Thursday, 5 February 2015 at the Castle Museum of Saginaw County History. Rob Richardson from St. Clair County Community College will be presenting on recent work at the Draper Park site in Port Huron. The meeting announcement with details on the program is copied below. All are welcome to attend.
Saginaw Valley Chapter
of the Michigan Archaeological Society
Date: February 5, 2015
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Location: Castle Museum of Saginaw County History, 500 Federal Avenue, Saginaw, MI 48607
Rob Richardson: Fishing at the Rapids: Resource Procurement at the Draper Park Site (20SC40)
The Draper Park site (20SC40) is located in Port Huron, Michigan at the foot of Lake Huron and the mouth of the Saint Clair River. Excavations, here in the 1970’s under the direction of Donald Weston, and in 2013 and 2014 by Rob Richardson and John Gram, have uncovered a seasonally occupied Late Woodland fishing station. The site is located on a glacial beach ridge, and adjacent to both the rapids at the mouth of the St. Clair River and a slow moving tributary creek. Numerous activity areas, storage and refuse pits, and hearths have been discovered. The majority of the ceramic assemblage belongs to the Wayne Tradition, although the Princess Point Tradition is also represented. This talk will focus on the fishing activity and will discuss the species exploited, seasonality, and fishing technologies used.