Bessemer Archaeological Site
Bessemer Archaeological Site (44 BO 26)
Overview from U.S. Route 220
|Nearest city||Eagle Rock, Virginia|
|Area||3.8 acres (1.5 ha)|
|NRHP reference #||84000807|
|Added to NRHP||December 15, 1984|
The Bessemer Archaeological Site is a prehistoric Native American site in Botetourt County, Virginia. The site was first excavated in 1977 prior to the construction of Virginia Route 220 through the area, and again in 1987 when the roadway was widened. It included pit hearths, evidence of a large (20 meter by 6 meter) rectangular building, stone tools, and pottery sherds. Human burial sites were also identified, as was the location of portions of a palisade that probably surrounded the settlement.
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "Southeast Archaeological Conference Newsletter, October 1987, Volume 29, Number 2" (PDF). Southeastern Archaeology Conference. Retrieved 2014-03-29.
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