WHITNEY POINT BRIDGE 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
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.