Event Title

Shovel Testing at the Leet East Camp Site, Kenosha County, Wisconsin

Mentor 1

Robert Sasso

Location

Union Wisconsin Room

Start Date

24-4-2015 10:30 AM

End Date

24-4-2015 11:45 AM

Description

Shovel tests were done on a site called the Leet East site; there is written record of a Potawatomi camp being here. The shovel tests were done to look for physical evidence of the camp being here. There were 54 shovel tests done, and they were done on ten by ten meters apart on a grid. When conducting shovel test people were sent off in groups of two and they dug in an area that was pre-marked with an orange flag to mark the spot on the grid. The students used a sifter to sort the soil from items. The items were placed in a bag and marked with a tag when they were done and the soil was returned to the hole. The items were then taken into the lab, cleaned, recorded, and then sorted. I have made a list with the units and the items that were found in each unit, and then another list that is sorted by the types of items. The poster will have a map showing the distribution of primary, secondary, and tertiary flakes that were found on the site during shovel testing. There will also be maps showing the distribution of bottle glass, ground stone, and burned rocks. Using these maps I will look for patterns in the location of these items that were found on the site. When the maps are finished we will see if there is any kind of pattern showing up with how the items are distributed. The maps are looking for traces of a Potawatomi camp.

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Apr 24th, 10:30 AM Apr 24th, 11:45 AM

Shovel Testing at the Leet East Camp Site, Kenosha County, Wisconsin

Union Wisconsin Room

Shovel tests were done on a site called the Leet East site; there is written record of a Potawatomi camp being here. The shovel tests were done to look for physical evidence of the camp being here. There were 54 shovel tests done, and they were done on ten by ten meters apart on a grid. When conducting shovel test people were sent off in groups of two and they dug in an area that was pre-marked with an orange flag to mark the spot on the grid. The students used a sifter to sort the soil from items. The items were placed in a bag and marked with a tag when they were done and the soil was returned to the hole. The items were then taken into the lab, cleaned, recorded, and then sorted. I have made a list with the units and the items that were found in each unit, and then another list that is sorted by the types of items. The poster will have a map showing the distribution of primary, secondary, and tertiary flakes that were found on the site during shovel testing. There will also be maps showing the distribution of bottle glass, ground stone, and burned rocks. Using these maps I will look for patterns in the location of these items that were found on the site. When the maps are finished we will see if there is any kind of pattern showing up with how the items are distributed. The maps are looking for traces of a Potawatomi camp.