AboutGCAP is a collaborative research project designed to learn more about unprecedented monument construction and long distance social interaction in the Appalachian Summit during the Middle Woodland Period (ca. 300 BC - AD 700). On this blog, we discuss our ongoing research on the Garden Creek site in Canton, NC, which is funded by the James B. Griffin Fellowship and the Arts of Citizenship Graduate Student Fellowship in Public Scholarship.
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Category Archives: Excavation
This past week, a handful of special guests helped to excavate Unit 12 — the last unit of the project! Their efforts yielded the clearest profile views of the earthwork ditch that we’ve seen yet. Of course, we’ve cross sectioned … Continue reading
In the last year, members of the Garden Creek Archaeological Project spent nearly four months in Plott Farm neighborhood in Canton, conducting geophysical survey, placing test units and shovel tests, and excavating intact features dating to the Middle Woodland period. … Continue reading
Thoroughly settled into the chilly winter term, I am starting to digitize some of the excavation maps we drew in the field. Of course, we took hundreds and hundreds of photos to document what we were digging, but as we … Continue reading
[While we finish up in the field today, Alicia Michalski has provided a great post on what has been keeping her busy for the last few weeks: bisecting postholes!] While the ditch has been the main focus in the latter … Continue reading
(Today’s blog post comes direct from Sophia Reini, a University of Michigan undergraduate enjoying her first foray into the field…) Thus far my experience on the Garden Creek Archaeological Project has been intellectually stimulating and tremendously enjoyable. Up until this … Continue reading