Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Arts



First Advisor

Dr. Elizabeth E. Baldwin

Second Advisor

Dr. Robert L. Maher

Third Advisor

Dr. Ernestine Green

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


The 46th Street site is located on a steep bank twenty feet above the Kalamazoo River in the Allegan State Forest in Allegan County, Michigan. Radiocarbon dates indicate that the site was occupied about A. D. 1200. The settlement pattern and ecological data for the 46th Street site points to the conclusion that this was a winter hunting camp of the Chippewa type. A comparison of the pottery from the 46th Street site with the pottery from the Fenneville site which is located in Manilus Twonship, Allegan County and dates from about A. D. 700, yields some interferences about variation through time in Allegan Ware.