THE 1999-2000 FIELD SEASON AT THE STRAIT SITE

Jarrod Burks

Hopewell Culture National Historical Park

William S. Dancey

The Ohio State University
Ohio Archaeological Council © 2001

This presentation provides an update on recent fieldwork at the Strait site, a 6-7 hectare terminal Middle Woodland deposit in northern Fairfield County. Continued shovel testing has helped define discrete artifact clusters and has shown that terminal Middle Woodland artifacts are scattered across the entire area tested. Hand excavations have also begun to expose a house pattern in one area of the site. An extensive remote sensing survey is planned for the site, with select testing of anomalies.