Campville Boland Site

During the summers of 2013 and 2015, CAP participants excavated at the Campville Boland site. The site was identified by the Public Archaeology Facility (PAF) in 2008.  An archaeological survey located a large, multicomponent prehistoric site on a terrace north of the Susquehanna River in Campville, New York.

Vestal and Lemoka Points
Vestal and Lamoka Points Photography: photo by Dave Tuttle.

The stone tool assemblage from the Campville Boland site includes projectile points, bifaces, unifaces, drills, and lithic debitage.  Temporally diagnostic projectile points represent the following time periods: Late Archaic (Brewerton Side-notched, Lamoka, Vestal, Genesee, and Snook Kill points), Transitional (possible Susquehanna Broad points), Early Woodland (Meadowood points), and Late Woodland (Levanna points).  Other artifacts found at Campville Boland include fragments of steatite vessels and a stone abrader.  Features include post molds and hearths. Excavations at the Campville Boland site have been helpful in addressing research questions regarding the prehistory of the Susquehanna River Valley.