Messenger - Vol. 1, No. 3, Page 5
Spring 1992
Pieces of the past

     Barbara Hsiao Silber, Delaware '89, examines a stone point that
was hand-hewn by Native Americans who migrated through Delaware some
4,000 years ago. Silber was crew chief at an archaeological site near
St. Georges, Del., where the points, pieces of pottery and remains of
several hearths were uncovered. The artifacts now are under analysis
at the University's Center for Archaeological Research. Postholes from
prehistoric pits at the site suggest that migratory households built
doughnut-shaped subterranean houses, perhaps laying beams on the top
and covering them with branches.