Elevation : 80 ft
The Cultural Site Exhibit, a reconstructed prehistoric house with interpretive displays, is a short walk from the Brooks Camp visitors center. The current structure is built in the footprint of an actual prehistoric house excavated in the 1960s.
The house was about 650 years old, and earlier deposits beneath it were nearly 4,500 years old.From this house and the one adjacent (also excavated), archeologists recovered 563 stone, 136 ceramic, and 5 organic artifacts, as well as 36 animal bones.
The older deposits were discovered while archeologists were digging drainage ditches for the reconstructed house, which kept filling up with water after a heavy rain. The original prehistoric house didn’t fill up with water because the terrace in front of it, which now traps the water, had not formed yet. It was probably formed by storm surges on the lake when the mouth of the river had a different configuration.