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Wilson-Folts Site Archaeology

The Wilson-Folts site was first recorded during a Phase 1B reconnaissance survey conducted in August 2005.  Archaeological testing included the excavation of a series of thirty-six ~35 cm diameter shovel test pits (STPs) aligned at 15 m (50 ft) intervals across the site.  This testing resulted in the recovery of 94 artifacts from ten shovel test pits over a 30 x 75 m (100 x 250 ft) area partially bounded by the limits of the Construction Segment 6 project area.  Cultural materials included a diverse group of food related items, architectural materials, clothing and smoking materials.  All appear to be associated with the historic occupation of the Wilson-Folts residence.  Most are characterized as domestic refuse and structural remains.  Temporally diagnostic finds include several varieties of ceramics.

A Phase 2 Site examination was conducted in 2007.  Investigations consisted of the excavation of 128  50 x 50 cm (1.64 x 1.64 ft) STPs along eight transects, including 121 at a 5 m (16 ft) interval, and seven at a 10 m (33 ft) interval.  Afterwards, a total of 37 test units (TUs) were excavated, including 21 1 x 1 m (3.3 x 3.3 ft) TUs and sixteen 0.5 x 1 m (1.64 x 3.3 ft) TUs.  Overall, a total of 35 sq. m were excavated, including 29 sq. m (95 sq. ft) during the 2007 Phase 2, and 6 sq. m (19.7 ft) during 2008 addendum Phase 2 investigations.

Please also see:

WILSON – FOLTS SITE – MATERIAL CULTURE
WILSON – FOLTS SITE – FEATURE 1
WILSON – FOLTS SITE – FEATURE 2
WILSON – FOLTS SITE – INTERPRETATION