Elizabeth Hemings Site
Things you need to know about the Elizabeth Hemings Site before you use the data:
- Quarter-inch screens were used for artifact recovery.
- Measurements are in feet and tenths of feet.
- Unit sizes vary between excavators. Kern primarily excavated 2-by-2 foot quadrats but occasionally used the following sizes: 4-by-4, 2-by-4, and 4-by-10 foot. Neiman excavated 2.5-by-2.5 foot quadrats.
- Artifacts from the single test unit excavated during the 1981 Boyer survey are not cataloged in DAACS.
- Artifacts collected from the surface without reference to the site grid are not cataloged in DAACS.
- Note about the Site Maps: Only stones from the hearth area and cobble concentration were included in the original digital site map. For DAACS, an attempt was made to include all stones drawn on quadrat plans regardless of whether or not they were collected in the field and regardless of the quadrat's proximity to the hearth area or cobble concentration. The goal was to demonstrate stone ubiquity or dearth rather than to assume either is the case, particularly for quadrats further removed from the areas of primary interest. It was clear from the context records, however, that differential mapping of stones by quadrat and field season occurred. In other words, the absence of stones on the digital site map is not evidence for absence of stones in the quadrats.