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071-0108 Leesville Dam Archaeological Site

Leesville Dam Archaeological Site
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 02/21/1989

NRHP Listing Date 11/02/1989

NPS property number 89001916

This prehistoric site along the Roanoke River is contains well-preserved archaeological material dating from the Late Woodland period. The site is characterized by high integrity of cultural features including midden, bone and seed remains, pottery shards, stone artifacts, and human remains, all of which could provide decisive data for studies of regional settlement patterns, subsistence material culture, and demography. The site is also the least disturbed village site of its period along this portion of the Roanoke River. Further study could contribute significantly to knowledge of Dan River cultural interaction across the Virginia and North Carolina Piedmont. The site’s importance has been verified with surface collection and shovel tests, but full-scale excavation has not occurred.


Abbreviations:
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Updated November 15, 2018