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Delfosse-Allard: A Multi-component Site

From First Americans to Euroamericans

 

— Archaeology and History of the WIS 57 Transportation Corridor —

 
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By Devon Polzar, 2019
1. Delfosse-Allard: A Multi-component Site Marker
Inscription.  The Site
The Delfosse-Allard site represents a campsite/village occupied intermittently from about 4000 B.C. to A.D. 1700. The site was first identified in 1906 and additional investigations took place in the late 1970s. The WIS 57 investigations produced artifacts from cultural developments and time periods including:

•Archaic
•Late Woodland
•Historic Indian

Archaeology
Archaeological investigations began at the Delfosse-Allard site in 1993 and continued periodically until the fall of 2003. The site is situated on the southern terrace of the Niagara Escarpment overlooking the Red River. These excavations uncovered prehistoric and historic storage pits, houses, and fireplaces, as well as 8,851 artifacts.

Cultural Components
Archaic
The Archaic component produced a variety of items that suggest use of the site as a hunting and gathering camp. Artifacts were recovered from a depth of 50-60 cm below the existing ground surface.

Late Woodland
Late Woodland groups camping at the Delfosse/Allard site may have chosen this location because it offered

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protection from the sometimes severe winter weather of the Door Peninsula.

Historic Indian
A trade bead recovered from archaeological investigations suggests that Historic Period Indians were living at the site.

Corn from the site was radiocarbon dated to the Middle Historic Period (A.D. 1670-1760).
 
Erected by University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, U.S. Department of Interior, Wisconsin Department of Interior.
 
Location. 44° 34.084′ N, 87° 52.78′ W. Marker is in Scott, Wisconsin, in Brown County. Marker is on Bay Settlement Road north of VanLaanen Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3426 Bay Settlement Road, Green Bay WI 54311, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The WIS 57 Reconstruction Project in Brown, Kewaunee, and Door Counties (here, next to this marker); Fabry Creek (Boss Tavern): A Multi-component Site (here, next to this marker); From First Americans to Euroamericans (here, next to this marker); The Holdorf Site: A Chipped Stone Workshop/The Christoff Site: A Prehistoric Campsite (here, next to this marker); The Beaudhuin Village Site: A North Bay Middle Woodland Camp (here, next to this marker); Heyrman I: A Multi-component Workshop and Campsite

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(here, next to this marker); Transportation Archaeology on the WIS 57 Project (here, next to this marker); Red Banks (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scott.
 
More about this marker. This marker is part of the group of markers at this location titled From First Americans to Euroamericans: Archaeology and History of the WIS 57 Transportation Corridor. The markers are a few steps from the southern parking lot in the Wequiock Falls County Park.
 
Categories. Anthropology & ArchaeologyNative Americans
 
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5. From First Americans to Euroamericans Markers
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6. From First Americans to Euroamericans Markers
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 9, 2019, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 9, 2019, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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