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    • Let’s go to a dig! The following items were found at an archeological dig. The site was found in Vermont and is thought to be an Abenaki (a Native American tribe) site. Use the map and other clues to make some educated guesses about the artifacts.
    • Key for Next Slide = Former site of a wigwam (a small, domed home for 4 people) =Former site of a fire pit = River
    • B A C D E F G H I
    • Item A
      • Found near deer bones
      • The notch is only on one side of the piece of wood.
      • About 2 feet long.
      • Broken, we suspect that this is only part of the original object.
      Return to Map
    • Item B
      • A group of rocks seemingly placed in stream by humans
      • There are three groupings at this site
      Return To Map
    • Item C
      • Deer Bones
      • Shaped by humans
      • One has a pointed end
      • Each one about a 6 inches long.
      Return To Map
    • Item D
      • Small stones
      • Found in a pile
      • Stones come from various riverbeds in the area
      • Many stones are similar shapes
      • Why would the people collect these small stones?
      Return To Map
    • Item E
      • Glass?
      • Researchers claim this glass comes from Portugal at the time of the village
      • How did it get here?
      Return To Map
    • Item F
      • Deer Femur Bones
      • Shaped by humans
      • About 6 inches
      • You might find something like this in your home.
      Return To Map
    • Item G
      • Deer bones
      • Shaped by humans
      • Found hundreds of these at the site
      • About 1-2 inches long
      Return To Map
    • Item H
      • Pottery shards
      • Various designs
      • Would pottery with decorations be used for different purposes than pottery without decorations?
      Return To Map
    • Item I
      • Made from Stone
      • Found 3000 yards away from the site.
      • Two pictures of the same object.
      • Top picture is a top view, bottom picture is a side view
      • 7 inches long
      Return To Map