midden sites that remain in the Northeast. With the ongoing and often dramatic coastal erosion, and the continued development of coastal areas, there is a great need to reflect on how successful we are in collecting the full range of data from shell-bearing sites when we have the opportunity. I look forward to a resurgence of interest in methodology and in the relevance of contextual data in Northeast archaeology, and I hope that both debate and collaboration between investigators in the near future will help to bring about major improvements in how shell midden sites are excavated.
The Willowbend project was conducted by University of Massachusetts Archaeological Services of Amherst, Massachusetts, for the Willlowbend Housing Development Project. I would like to acknowledge Mitchell Mulholland for his support of the use of an experimental excavation methodology, and the project crew for their dedication in implementing the new procedure. Maureen Manning-Bernatzky drew Figures 6.3 and 6.5. The development of the excavation strategy proposed in this chapter has benefited from discussions with John Cross, Frederick Dunford, Elena Filios, Frederick Johnson, and Mitchell Mulholland. Earlier versions of the discussion of how the Harris Matrix was used at Willowbend were presented in the final site report ( Shaw 1989) and in a previous paper ( Shaw 1992). I appreciate the comments on draft versions of this chapter by John Cross and Jordan Kerber.
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