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Site Name English Camp
Site# 45-SJ-24
Description English Camp site is located on the eastern shore of Garrison Bay inside the San Juan Island National Historic Park, English Camp. The site is a deep, highly stratified shell midden with complex layers of whole and broken shells, rocks, charcoal, animal bones, and stone and bone tools.
Radiocarbon Dates 500 to 1800 AD
Notes Latitude/Longitude 123.1491°W ( 48°, 35', 11.4" N; 123°, 8', 56.8" W )
The legal description is: Washington, Willamette Meridian T36N,R4W,sec25
UTM zone 10 (X,Y) 489004 , 5381501

The elevation is 34 m ( 112 ft )
The gradient is: 9.2 percent
The aspect direction is: 210.5 degrees or SW
The local roughness is: 9.5 or moderate
The location as decimal degrees (X,Y;Z) = -123.1491, 48.5865; 34 m

The state and county are Washington: San Juan County 53055
The HUC is San Juan Islands 17110003; Place point in HUC
The Omernik ecoregion is Puget Lowland (more typical) 2
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Legal Description Washington, Willamette Meridian T36N,R4W,sec25
City Friday Harbor
County San Juan
State WA
Latitude Degrees 49.0
Longitude Degrees 123.0
Elevation in Feet 112.0
Project Name San Juan Island Archaeological Project
Project Type Research Project
Project Year 1984-1992
Principal Investigator/Collectors Stein, Dr. Julie K.
Principal Investigator Affiliation University of Washington
Publications Deciphering a Shell Midden. Academic Press. 1992.
Exploring Coast Salish Prehistory. University of Washington Press. 2000.

Associated Records

Image of Point, Projectile - Archaeology Division

Point, Projectile - Archaeology Division

Triangular stemmed bifacial projectile point made from dacite or basalt. The point is asymetrical in shape having one barb larger than the other. The stem is formed by pressure flaking producing curved basal notches. There is cortex on the dorsal side.

Image of Point, Projectile - Archaeology Division

Point, Projectile - Archaeology Division

Projectile point made of gray banded chert. The point is bifacially worked with small pressure flakes along both edges. It is notched at the base. There is a small remnant of the original cortex surface near the base where the body of the point flares.