Event Title

Analysis of Prehistoric Stone Artifacts Recovered at the Montgomery Cabin Site in Kenosha County, Wisconsin.

Mentor 1

Dr. Robert F. Sasso

Location

Union Wisconsin Room

Start Date

24-4-2015 10:30 AM

End Date

24-4-2015 11:45 AM

Description

Built and occupied in the 1830s, the Montgomery archaeological site is reportedly the location of the oldest cabin built by Euro-Americans in Kenosha County. It is located along the Pike River in Somers. Excavation of this site began during the UW-Parkside Archaeological Field School in the summer of 2013, led by Dr. Robert F. Sasso in collaboration with Daniel Joyce of the Kenosha Public Museums. At the beginning of the excavation, there was high expectation of recovering historical material. While historical materials indeed heavily dominated this site, there were many prehistoric Native-American stone artifacts that were recovered at this site as well. Over 150 prehistoric stone artifacts were uncovered, most of which were recovered through excavation in two separate areas of the site. The rest of the prehistoric artifacts were recovered during metal detection surveys of one area of the site. My research has resulted in the identification of many artifacts from the collection, including the base of a single identifiable projectile point. I have also analyzed the distribution of these artifacts across the site. This research yielded useful information and has helped us to recognize the existence of one or more prehistoric occupations of the site. My analyses will contribute to future research planned at the Montgomery site.

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Analysis of Prehistoric Stone Artifacts Recovered at the Montgomery Cabin Site in Kenosha County, Wisconsin.

Union Wisconsin Room

Built and occupied in the 1830s, the Montgomery archaeological site is reportedly the location of the oldest cabin built by Euro-Americans in Kenosha County. It is located along the Pike River in Somers. Excavation of this site began during the UW-Parkside Archaeological Field School in the summer of 2013, led by Dr. Robert F. Sasso in collaboration with Daniel Joyce of the Kenosha Public Museums. At the beginning of the excavation, there was high expectation of recovering historical material. While historical materials indeed heavily dominated this site, there were many prehistoric Native-American stone artifacts that were recovered at this site as well. Over 150 prehistoric stone artifacts were uncovered, most of which were recovered through excavation in two separate areas of the site. The rest of the prehistoric artifacts were recovered during metal detection surveys of one area of the site. My research has resulted in the identification of many artifacts from the collection, including the base of a single identifiable projectile point. I have also analyzed the distribution of these artifacts across the site. This research yielded useful information and has helped us to recognize the existence of one or more prehistoric occupations of the site. My analyses will contribute to future research planned at the Montgomery site.