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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After four days of unseasonably awesome weather, it’s raining in Canton. But, if you’re going to wait out some thunder showers, you may as well do it at the local grocery store while updating the blog. Last week, Scott Ashcraft … Continue reading
From now on, when I chat with an archaeologist who’s feeling tired and slow midway through a field season, I will have one recommendation: invite students from the Arthur Morgan School in Burnsville, NC to your site for an afternoon. … 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
After a whirlwind week of photography, profile mapping, micromorph sampling, and backfilling, we successfully completed the first and longest phase of fieldwork for the Garden Creek Archaeological Project. Alicia and I made the trek back to Michigan over the weekend, … Continue reading
Today’s Haywood County Mountaineer newspaper published two great stories on the Garden Creek Archaeological Project. If you want to check them out: Dig at Garden Creek shows renewed interest Property owners preserve history Thanks to Peggy Manning and the Mountaineer … Continue reading
As of today, we have one more week at Garden Creek this season. To my considerable surprise, we seem to be on track to finish without much stress orscrambling (famous last words). We now have backfilled all but one of … Continue reading
Last Saturday, we hosted Public Archaeology Day at the Garden Creek Site. Thanks so much to everyone who came out to support the project. We really enjoyed sharing the work with you all!