10. Archeological Excavations at the Platte River
Campground Site (20BZ16), Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore,
Richner, Jeffrey J.
The Platte River Campground archeological site (20BZ16) is located along
the Platte River, within Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Michigan.
The site was discovered in 1985 and was also tested in that year. In 1987,
the Midwest Archeological Center conducted archeological excavations at the
site in advance of a planned campground redevelopment program which will
impact portions of the site. Important information on site age and
artifact assemblages was obtained. The site is multicomponent, with
evidence of repeated prehistoric occupations over both the Middle and Late
Woodland Periods in addition to late historic Euro-American uses. Emphasis
in this report is placed upon the prehistoric components.