Wilgus Site

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Wilgus Site
Nearest cityBethany Beach, Delaware
Area1.4 acres (0.57 ha)
NRHP reference #78000915[1]
Added to NRHPMarch 30, 1978

The Wilgus Site is a prehistoric Native American camp site in coastal Sussex County, Delaware, near Bethany Beach. The site is located along a now-inundated tributary of the Indian River, with the main living area of the camp on top of a low knoll. Shell middens and refuse heaps, some as much as 8 metres (26 ft) in diameter, are located down the slopes of the knoll. Evidence of the site indicates it was occupied during the Adena culture during the Early Woodland Period.[2]

The site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
  2. ^ Custer, Jay (1989). Prehistoric Cultures of the Delmarva Peninsula: An Archaeological Study. Newark, DE: University of Delaware Press. p. 256. ISBN 9780874133202.