Journal of Ohio Archaeology

SPRACKLEN (33GR1585): NEW INSIGHTS INTO SHORT-TERM MIDDLE WOODLAND SITES IN THE UPLANDS

. Logan Miller and Tyler R. E. Heneghan

Abstract

This paper is a summary of recent fieldwork and analysis at Spracklen (33GR1585), a small upland site in Greene County, southwest Ohio. Diagnostic artifacts and radiocarbon dates indicate that the site was occupied sporadically from the Late Archaic through Late Prehistoric periods. The main occupation—indicated by dozens of bladelets, several bladelet cores, and a high percentage of non-local chert debitage—is consistent with Middle Woodland Hopewell remains. The feature, chipped stone, and FCR assemblages indicate that the site was occupied for short periods. Comparison with similar sites throughout the region illustrates similarities and new insights into the variation present in this upland logistical camp.

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