2017 OU/OSU Field School off to a great start!

The OU/OSU field school is at the Deer Creek site this year.

Record flooding around Kaw Lake raised the lake by 25 feet and the roads out to our site were underwater just two weeks ago! Luckily the lake was lowered and the roads dried out and we were able to get out to the site.

We have a great group of students this year and they’ll be helping us test the exterior fortification ditch, trash mounds, a lithic cache, and pits at the site. We are documenting how tree roots are impacting the site/features and will be providing a full report to the US Army Corps of Engineers later this year.

We’ve found a long bone bead, hide scrapers, bison and turtle bone, projectile points, and what might be French (?) bottle glass!