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Meadowcroft Rockshelter
Meadowcroft Rockshelter represents the oldest dated and longest continual human use of a particular site in eastern North America. Radiocarbon dates for the earliest human occupation levels are 16,000 B.C. and may be as far as 19,000 B.C. Here are two discussions of the site:
Mark McConaughy wrote a short defense of radiocarbon dating at the site.
James Adovasio shares his opinion on the controversy generated by the site he excavated (you need the Adobe Acrobat reader to access the article).

Cactus Hill: Pre-Clovis Occupation on the Nottoway River in Virginia
Short article on a site in Virginia radiocarbon dated to as much as 15,000 radiocarbon years BP. From the Athena Review: Journal of Archaeology, History, and Exploration

EarthWorks, College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning at the University of Cincinnati
Graphically restoring Adena, Hopewell, and Fort Ancient landscapes, including restorations of many of the earthwork complexes that lie beneath the modern landscapes of the central Ohio River Valley region. As the kids say, "Sweet."

Hopewell Culture National Historical Park
Near Chillicothe, Ohio. The NHP Includes the original Mound City Group, a nominated World Heritage Site. One of the greatest concentrations of earthen mounds, hilltop enclosures, and geometric earthworks in the form of circles, squares and octagons is found in the Scioto River Valley. Five of these major centers are now preserved and interpreted. Nice web site, good content, and it includes a section on teacher's resources.

Hopewell Culture NHP Administrative History
Extensive textual treatment of the NHP, including interpretation of the archaeology.

Newark Earthworks
By the Ohio Historical Society -- just a small site, not much information.

Alexandria Archaeology Museum
The Alexandria (Virginia) Archaeology Museum has a very active program of historic archaeology and does an outstanding job of public outreach. Very rich web pages.

Kentucky Archaeological Survey
Has an educators page, and more.

Colonial Williamsburg
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation site, with a variety of educational materials and resources.

Virtual Jamestown: Jamestown and the Virginia Experiment
Virginia Center for Digital History, University of Virginia. Teaching resources links are available on the site..

Jamestown Rediscovery Archaeological Project
Work on the original Jamestown Fort, a former Statehouse location, etc. Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities'



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