Ekdahl–Goudreau Site

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Ekdahl–Goudreau Site
Seul Choix Point.jpg
Seul Choix Point
Ekdahl–Goudreau Site is located in Michigan
Ekdahl–Goudreau Site
Ekdahl–Goudreau Site is located in the US
Ekdahl–Goudreau Site
Location Address Restricted (Seul Choix Point, Schoolcraft County, Michigan)
Coordinates 45°55′0″N 85°55′0″W / 45.91667°N 85.91667°W / 45.91667; -85.91667Coordinates: 45°55′0″N 85°55′0″W / 45.91667°N 85.91667°W / 45.91667; -85.91667
Area 2 acres (0.81 ha)
NRHP reference # 78003099[1]
Added to NRHP November 16, 1978

The Ekdahl–Goudreau Site is an archaeological site located just west of Seul Choix Point in Schoolcraft County, Michigan.[2] It is also known as the Ekdahl–Goodreau Site or the Seul Choix site.[3] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[1]


The Ekdahl–Goudreau Site was discovered by George I. Quimby and James R. Getz in 1962.[4] In 1965, Earl J. Prahl returned to the site to perform further excavation.[5] Pottery artifacts date the site to the Late Woodland period.[4]


The Ekdahl–Goudreau Site is located above a small natural harbor among sloping beds of limestone along the shore of Lake Michigan.[4] The harbor is about 200 feet long and slightly less in width, with a sloping sand beach on the landward side. The site is located a few hundred feet back from the harbor and 20 feet above the waterline, on a level sandy area.[4]

Debris, consisting of pottery sherds, flints, and fragments of copper artifacts, were spread over an extensive area, likely by the wind.[4]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ H. R. CRANE; JAMES B. GRIFFIN (1972), "UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN RADIOCARBON DATES XIV", Radiocarbon, 14 (1): 155–194  This site is listed in the NRIS as "address restricted." The citation gives degree-minute geolocation of site, which locates it approximately as on Seul Choix Point. Binford and Quimby locate the site as "just west of Seul Choix Point."
  3. ^ William A Lovis (Spring 2001), "Clay effigy representations of the bear and Mishipishu: Algonquian iconography from the late woodland Johnson site, northern lower Michigan", Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology, 26 (1) 
  4. ^ a b c d e Lewis R. Binford; George I. Quimby (August 29, 1963), "INDIAN SITES AND CHIPPED STONE MATERIALS IN THE NORTHERN LAKE MICHIGAN AREA" (PDF), Fieldiana Anthropology, 36 (12): 277–307, archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-04-25 
  5. ^ James Edward Fitting (1975), The archaeology of Michigan: a guide to the prehistory of the Great Lakes Region, Cranbrook Institute of Science, p. 276