2019 Research Site


The field research site for CAP 2019 will be the Precontact period Whitney Point Bridge site (Broome County, NY). In 2017, the Public Archaeology Facility conducted unit excavations related to plans to replace a nearby bridge. Archaeologists identified three sites, one of which (Whitney Point Bridge) will be the CAP site.
The Whitney Point Bridge site borders the Tioughnioga River, a major tributary of the Chenango River. Excavations produced over 2,000 artifacts, mostly lithics and pottery. 


The site's diagnostic projectile points and pottery indicate an early Late Woodland occupation. Archaeologists identified multiple features, including hearths, pits, and post holes. The artifacts cluster, which suggests specific activity areas or seasonal revisits to this place.