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Shawnee Minisink (USA)


Definition: The Shawnee Minisink archaeological site is located on the Delaware River in northeastern Pennsylvania in the United States. The site is deeply buried and stratified, with occupations related to the Paleoindian, Archaic, and Woodland periods. Excavations at Shawnee Minisink were directed by Charles W. McNett, Jr. at the American University in the mid 1970s. Recent accelerated radiocarbon dates on seeds from the Clovis levels at Shawnee Minisink indicate the site was occupied 10,900 years before the present.

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