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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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
As the end of the semester rapidly approaches, ceramic analysis continues in the Eastern North America range at UMMA. Most of the sherds we have looked at so far appear to fall neatly within Appalachian Summit pottery types like Pigeon, … 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
The excavations of the ditch enclosure at Garden Creek continued into this weekend, culminating in the photo above. Although we still have more of the top zone of fill to remove in the southwest corner of the excavation block, we … Continue reading