Holtz Site

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Holtz Site
Nearest city Bellaire, Michigan
Area 25 acres (10 ha)
NRHP Reference # 73002151[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP June 19, 1973
Designated MSHS December 11, 1970[2]

The Holtz Site, designated 20AN26 is an archaeological site located near Bellaire, Michigan. The site was excavated in 1967 by researchers from Michigan State University.[3] Artifacts found on the site indicate it was a Middle Woodland period encampment, dating to around AD 200-400.[4] It was likely inhabited for a short time by people from southern Michigan who traveled north for a season.

The site was designated a Michigan State Historic Site in 1970[2] and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.[1]


  1. ^ a b Staff (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "Holtz Site (20AN26)". Michigan State Housing Development Authority: Historic Sites Online. Retrieved 2014-01-01. 
  3. ^ Beth Blenz (1981), Encyclopedia of Michigan, Somerset Publishers, p. 496, ISBN 9780403099733 
  4. ^ "Archaeology in Antrim County", Michigan History 64, 1979: 9 

Further reading[edit]

  • William A. Lovis, Jr. (1971). "Holtz Site (20AN26), Antrim Co., Michigan; a Preliminary Report". The Michigan Archaeologist 17 (2): 49–64.