Photo of the Little River
The J. B. White site is located on a small rise or island within a wide floodplain that follows the course of the Little River. Due to the river’s propensity for serious flooding, prehistoric peoples probably visited the site mainly during dry times of the year, such as summer, when flooding was less likely. The river’s floods, however, were also the main reason the site was preserved: the evidence left behind from each period of site use was buried under a foot or more of flood sediments.
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