Sarah Skinner

Advisors: Dr. Christopher Kelson, Dr. Hadley Kruczek-Aaron

Determination of Early Archaic – age stone tool sources and migration routes via O-isotopes, Little Rock Pond, Mt. Tabor, VT Majors: Archaeological Studies, Geology

sarah skinner photoThe manufacturing of stone tools by prehistoric Native Americans has produced thousands of flakes, essentially “leftovers” trapped within the archaeological record. This study will determine, via stable oxygen isotope analysis, the source(s) of these “leftovers,” found at the Little Rock Pond archaeological site located in Mount Tabor, Vermont. Through the O-isotope analysis of the sample flakes and the surrounding outcrops, I will determine potential migration and trade routes of the ancient Native Americans that lived here.