Walker Prehistoric Village Archeological Site

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Walker Prehistoric Village Archeological Site
Nearest city Poolesville, Maryland
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference #

75000914

[1]
Added to NRHP May 12, 1975

Walker Prehistoric Village Archeological Site is an archeological site located near Poolesville, Montgomery County, Maryland. The site is a large Late Woodland village located on Selden Island in the Potomac River. Excavations carried out in the 1930s and 1940s revealed a 40-foot section of a palisade, circular house patterns, shallow oval pits and cylindrical pits, and flexed burials interred in the floors of the houses.[2]

The island lends its name to a characteristic Early Woodland period ceramic ware known as Selden Island ware, dating from 1000 – 750 BCE and distributed from Virginia to Delaware and southeastern Pennsylvania including Maryland's piedmont and coastal plain.[3]

The archaeological site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "Walker Prehistoric Village Archeological Site". Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2008-10-29. 
  3. ^ "Diagnostic Artifacts in Maryland". Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboritory. Retrieved 2011-02-15. 

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