Boswell Rockshelter 36So279

     The Boswell Rockshelter is a stratified multicomponent site located near the town of Boswell, Somerset County, Pa.  Excavations by members of the SCAS were conducted as a “chapter dig” during the 1999 and 2000 field seasons.  Prehistoric  remains suggest sporadic use as a short term camp site from Late Archaic through Late Prehistoric periods and possibly earlier.  Continued study and analysis of this and surrounding sites may help to better understand upland settlement patterns on the Somerset Plateau.

     The excavation phase of this project has been completed.  Work is continuing in regularly scheduled lab sessions where artifacts from the site are being processed and analyzed.  

                    

Selected Photos of Artifacts

  A Late Prehistoric Triangle Point found in situ.

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