The 11 postholes form an oval pattern measuring 39 x 57 feet (historic graves obscured the northern portion of the pattern). This arrangement of posts may represent a temporary structure or screen. The structure had at least one central post, which was slightly larger and deeper than the surrounding posts.
One interpretation of the site is that it was a place where feasting - indicated by burned edible plant and animal remains - occurred in connection with ritual offerings of a tetrapodal jar and copper artifacts. Chipped stone tools and flakes also were burned, but the tetrapodal vessel and copper artifacts were not. This suggests that the latter were deposited after the feasting.
The tetrapodal jar stood on cone-shaped feet. It was made with mica-flecked clay to which moderate amounts of sand and rock had been added. The vessel's outer surface was brushed except for the neck and rim, which were plain and well-smoothed. The diagonally oriented brushstrokes created a herringbone pattern. The vessel’s characteristics suggest that it was made in the Appalachian Summit region of eastern Tennessee/western North Carolina. This vessel probably represents a Connestee Brushed jar obtained through trade between people living in Montgomery County and people living in eastern Tennessee.
Investigators found two copper earspools beneath the vessel. One earspool was nearly complete; only the outer edges of its obverse "cymbal" or disc (the larger side of the earspool that is visible when worn in the ear) and its reverse cymbal were slightly fragmented. This earspool is a composite artifact. It was formed from at least three copper plates and one stem. No clay was found between the plates, and the stem was wrapped in fiber. The second earspool, thought broken, was similar in shape to the first. Fiber cordage wrapped around its stem was made of bast fibers - pliable, elongated strands from the inner bark of plants.
The copper celt was almost complete, except for a small chunk that was missing on one end. Several bits of mica were lodged on the surface of each face. The celt measured 2.9 inches long and 1.7 inches wide, and tapered toward one end. The working end was flared, slightly rounded, and beveled, which gave it the appearance of an adze. The celt's margins were flat instead of blade-like. The tool was made by folding raw copper sheets, which left a lengthwise seam on one face.
Copper does not occur naturally in central or even eastern Kentucky. When copper objects are recovered from Kentucky sites, they represent objects exchanged with groups living to the southeast in the Appalachian Mountains or to the north in Michigan.