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Site Formation Processes of Buried Cultural Horizons in the Sandhills of North Carolina: An Example from the Horses Grazing Site (31MR205)

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Keith Seramur and Ellen Cowan examined the region’s geographical aspects that encouraged the archaeological developments of residing Native Americans intended to interpret the sedimentary processes of the Holocene and Pleistocene periods. Methods utilized included aerial photographs, soil profiles, and sediment sampling. Conclusions derived: a cultural horizon buried in an Aeolian deposit; shallow and deeper deposits in the excavation sites; sediment erosion on the southwest slope and buildup on the northeastern slope; thicker post-aeolian deposits on the northeastern slope; porous sand and gravel suggesting Native American occupancy. From these conclusions, the author suggested that this model can be used for future Coastal Plain soil studies.
North Carolina Archaeology (NoCar E 78 S55 S6), Vol. 52 Issue , Oct 2003, p101-119