Sqs. 649-650R962, excavated
Location: Duke Forest Area 1, Orange County, North Carolina.
Period: Late Woodland (AD 1200-1700).
Dimensions: length, 2 m; width, 1 m; maximum depth, 1.05 m.
Comment: Test unit excavated by the 2022 UNC Archaeological Field School to assess late precontact and possibly contact-period cultural deposits on the floodplain of New Hope Creek. The dark soil zone at the base of the unit also was found in nearby units and contained pottery, a clay pipe fragment, and small chipped-stone triangular arrow points typical of late seventeenth and early eighteenth-century indigenous sites in the region. The overlying flood deposits contained similar artifacts as well as earlier Late Woodland potsherds and lithic artifacts. This site is believed to be in the vicinity of Adshusheer, an early eighteenth-century coalescent town of the Eno, Shakori, and Adshusheer tribes. Model by Steve Davis.