Monthly Archives: July 2018

All That Fire Cracked Rock in the Palisades

The most defining characteristic of precolumbian evidence in the Palisades is the ubiquity of fire-cracked rock.  The telling characteristics are varying hues of red, and more specifically, the jagged fractures that typically appear with quartzitic rock.  When I first started … Continue reading

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5321 Macomb St.

The latest bungalow to be replaced by a mcmansion yielded a few prehistoric items. This soapstone/steatite bowl fragment looks like it might have been ground after it’s useful life as a bowl.  The first phase of pottery in this area … Continue reading

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