Colvard Site

Summer 2009

Students will be doing archaeology at the Colvard site on the South Fork of the New River in Ashe County, North Carolina. This site contains evidence of human occupation dat-ing from recent times back to at least 5000 years ago. The students will first un-dertake a ground-penetrating radar survey of the site to identify sub-surface anomalies such as hearths and structural re-mains, and perhaps evi-dence of buried surfaces. These will be investigated through subsequent exca-vation. Students will also conduct interval testing of the plow zone to deter-mine the horizontal extent and structure of the site.