Circular “hearth” and small associated “scatter” (Features 7 and 8) uncovered just outside the midden at the Honey Creek site. Soil matrix samples collected from between the rocks yielded charred plants including acorns, sotol leaf bases, grass seeds, and several kinds of firewood. Radiocarbon dates suggest these features represent a very late event that occurred as late as the first decades after Europeans had entered the region (calibrated midpoints, A.D. 1580-1655). The absence of any European trade goods such as glass beads or metal tools, suggests that the site was probably occupied in latest prehistoric times.
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