Date of Award

Fall 12-2016

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Sarah Neusius, Ph.D., RPA

Second Advisor

Phillip Neusius, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Lori A. Frye, M.A., RPA, CSC, Inc.


The Logan Site (46LG4) is a prehistoric site in downtown Logan, West Virginia. Prehistoric skeletal remains were found during construction of the New State Office Building for the West Virginia General Services Division (Frye 2012). The Logan Site was excavated in 2011 and 2012 by GAI Consultants, Inc. The purpose of the archaeological investigations was to identify and remove burials that would be impacted by construction activities and repatriate the remains to Native American tribes (Frye 2012). Evidence from burial practices, material culture and subsistence likely dates the Logan Site to the Fort Ancient Clover Phase (Frye 2012). The purpose of this study was to use the faunal remains from flotation samples taken from non-burial features in order to identify and compare the taxon, the remains of light and heavy fractions, feature types, and bone modifications. These comparisons will increase understanding of Fort Ancient culture and Clover Phase subsistence practices.