Although some long-standing uncertainties about the Late Archaic in the Northeast had been somewhat clarified by Occupation 2, our rapidly evolving appreciation of the data provided by Occupation 3 promised to raise new uncertainties about what has been alternately referred to as the Terminal Archaic, or the Transitional period. When we began excavations at the Turner Farm site in 1971, the Susquehanna tradition was a recently proposed concept that tied together significant, if somewhat locally anomalous, data sets and presented interesting points of similarity with other contemporaneous data sets over wide areas of eastern North America. Like the Moorehead phase, most of the relevant data came from cemeteries and little of it revealed much about the people responsible for them.
KeywordsHuman Remains Painted Turtle Southern Cluster Midden Deposit Flake Stone
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