Dog burial found at the Dampier Site.


Closeup of a dog burial found at the Dampier Site.


Archaeologists trowelling the floor of a house at the Dampier


Measuring the profile of a sectioned house


The same house after 2 weeks of excavation showing wall trenches and interior pit features.


The same house after 2 weeks of excavation showing wall trenches and interior pit features.


Wall trenches of a square shaped house and interior pit features.


Archaeologists excavating adjacent to two wall trench houses (under the plastic tarps).


Two houses with multiple pit features in the interior of each house.


Large L-shaped house that Joe Harl is proposing was not a domestic structure but functioned as a temple.


Archaeologists Joe Harl and Terry Norris check the screen sifter for small bones and artifacts at the excavation units at the Dampier Site.

Special thanks to Stan Dampier and Joe Harl for discussing the site with me and allowing me to photograph the artifacts illustrated on this webpage. Many thanks to Mark Leach and Larry Kinsella for providing some of the images on this webpage.


Webpage constructed 31 July 2009
Webpage revised 24 January 2010