Quinebaug River Prehistoric Archaeological District
A Connecticut State Archaeological Preserve
Five sites make up the Prehistoric Archaeological District:
- Site 22-29: Artifacts date this site to about 4,000 and 1,000 years ago and include elements of a spear thrower, abrading and scraping tools, projectile points, and debris or debitage generated by the making of stone tools.
Site 22-30: This small site is about 1,000 years old. Artifacts found here include small fragments of Native American pottery, scraping and other stone tool fragments and debitage.
- Site 22-31: Spear points date this floodplain site to between 8,000 and 500 years ago, but most activity here occurred 1,500 to 500 years ago. Site 22-31 covers a large portion of the floodplain. Tools such as drills and scrapers were also found, as well as an abundance of stone-tool-manufacturing debris.
- Site 22-32: This site lies on the lower river terrace. Artifacts found here, including stone scrapers and debitage, suggest an age of about 2,200 years ago.
- Site 22-33: Site 22-33 is also located on the lower river terrace. Artifacts date this site to between 4,000 and 500 years ago and include a variety of projectile points and small pieces of Native American pottery.
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