The Bohannon Site

The Bohannon Site (HM1F46)

Location: Alburg, VT 05440 Grand Isle County
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N 44° 58.52', W 73° 13.71'

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A Native American Village

In 2007, archaeologists completed investigations discovering a pre-Contact village occupied sometime between A.D. 1400-1600. Evidence of longhouses, and cooking and food processing, provide clues about the villagers' lives. Thousands of artifacts, including fragments of decorated pottery jars and smoking pipes, testify to their artistic skills. The remains of maize (corn) and bone from fish, frog, turtle, birds and mammals, ranging in size from squirrel to black bear, recovered from hearths and storage pits reveal the wide variety in the villagers' diet.
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Based on the decorative styles on the clay jars and pipes, and the village's layout, this site appears to have been inhabited by Native Americans with close ties to St. Lawrence Iroquoians, people whose main area of settlement was along the St. Lawrence River. The archaeological studies were conducted by the University of Vermont Consulting Archaeology Program with funding from the VT Agency of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration.
HM NumberHM1F46
Year Placed2008
Placed ByVermont Division for Historic Preservation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 7:20pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 639681 N 4981736
Decimal Degrees44.97533333, -73.22850000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 58.52', W 73° 13.71'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 58' 31.20" N, 73° 13' 42.60" W
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Area Code(s)802
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 43 E Alburg Rd, Alburg VT 05440, US
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