Burrell Orchard Archaeological Project

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Burrell Orchard Archaeological Project
Late Archaic projectile point base and drill.Stemmed projectile point in situ.
Grinding stone found in association with Late Archaic house floor.

Location: Sheffield Village, Ohio, United States

Season Dates: June 16, 2014 - July 11, 2014
Session Dates: Four one-week sessions
Application Deadline: June 9, 2014

Website: https://www.cmnh.org/discover/science/archaeology/Archaeology-In-Action

Program Type
Field school

Affiliation: Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Project Director: Brian G. Redmond, Ph.D., Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Project Description

The Burrell Orchard site is a Late Archaic period seasonal base camp dating between 1700 and 2300 BC.  In 2008, Museum archaeologists first investigated this locality and discovered extensive, buried midden deposits and the remains of activities that included the butchering of deer, hide-smoking, and the processing of nuts and other seasonal foods.  In addition, the remains of a possible house structure, consisting of layered clay floors, were identified.   This season's project will expose additional area of the possible house floor and sample the buried midden deposits at several locations.  

Field school participants commute to the site daily and bring their own lunches and water.  Portable toilets are provided; camping is not permitted. For additional information, please contact aia@cmnh.org.

Period(s) of Occupation: Eastern Woodlands, Late Archaic

Project Size: 25-49 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: Five days (M-F) (non-credit option only)

Minimum Age: 17

Experience Required: None

Room and Board Arrangements

Room and board are responsibility of participants. Hotels and restaurants available in the vicinity of Sheffield Village, Ohio.

Cost: $200 per week.

Academic Credit
Name of institution offering credit: Case Western Reserve University
Number of credits offered: 3-4
Tuition: $863 per credit hour/ $200 per week (non-credit)

Contact Information
Dr. Brian G. Redmond
Dept. of Archaeology, The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval Dr., University Circle
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-1767
Phone: 216-231-4600, x3301

Recommended Bibliography

Reading list provided upon application


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