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Georgia Journal of Science

Article Title

ARCHAEOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION OF RICE FARM (9DW276) A MIDDLE TO LATE WOODLAND SITE IN NORTH GEORGIA**

Abstract

University of North Georgia’s 2019 Archaeological Field School explored several areas of 9DW276 (Rice Farm), a Middle and Late Woodland site located in North Georgia. These excavations targeted specific anomalies detected during a previous ground penetrating radar (GPR) survey. Twenty-seven 1x1 meter units were excavated to investigate and interpret the area, identifying various components of the site’s periphery. The results of the 2019 field season are presented, contextualizing two midden areas containing dense concentrations of artifacts as well as one structure with a large associated feature. Artifacts recovered from these excavations attest to cultivation and/or land clearing as well as on-site feasting. Initial results and interpretations of the 2019 field season are discussed along with plans for future research exploring the associated macro- and micro-botanical remains, pottery sherds, projectile points and flakes, and the activities that may be associated with them.

Acknowledgements

Georgia Southern University, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Department of Sociology and Anthropology

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