Roundtop

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Late Woodland site situated on a terrace in the Susquehanna River valley, Union Township, Broome County, New York. Excavations were directed by W.A. Ritchie in 1964 and by W. Lipe in 1965-1966 which exposed hundreds of post molds, 226 pit features, and the outlines of two longhouses over an area of 901 sq m. A charcoal radiocarbon date (Y-1534) and the presence of predominantly Early Owasco pottery suggested that these were among the best documented early longhouses in New York state (Stuiver 1969). New Zea mays radiocarbon dates obtained by Hart (2000) show that younger occupations also played an important role in the formation of this site.

ID Other ID Type Subtype Uncal BP (years) ± 1 σ (years) Median cal BP (years) Lower cal BP (years) Upper cal BP (years) δ13C Contaminated?
AA-21978 MacroSample unknown 330 45 392 490 304 No
AA-26539 MacroSample unknown 440 45 495 543 324 No
AA-21979 MacroSample unknown 675 55 632 696 543 No
AA-26541 MacroSample unknown 830 45 743 902 674 No

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References Cited

Funk, R. E.
    1993    Archaeological Investigations in the Upper Susquehanna Valley, New York State. Persimmon Press Monographs in Archaeology, Vol. 1. Persimmon Press, Buffalo.

Hart, J. P.
    2000    New Dates from Classic New York Sites: Just How Old Are Those Longhouses? Northeast Anthropology 60:1-22.

Morlan, R. E. and M. Betts
    1999-2005 Canadian Archaeological Radiocarbon Database. http://www.canadianarchaeology.ca/. Canadian Museum of Civilization, Gatineau, Quebec.

Ritchie, W. A.
    1969    The Archaeology of New York State. The Natural History Press, Garden City.

Stuiver, M.
    1969    Yale Natural Radiocarbon Measurements IX. Radiocarbon 11(2):545-658.