Agriculture at SunWatch

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Shadows move from Frost Free to Solstice.
What did the villagers grow and eat?

The villagers used SunWatch as a seasonal camp site. During the summer they grew gardens of corn, beans, squash, gourds, and sunflowers for food. Tobacco was grown for ceremonial purposes.
How did they know when to plant?
Shadows cast at dawn by an arrangement of cedar poles in the center of the village proclaimed special days of the year such as winter solstice, and the frost free date for planting gardens. This village-sized "sundial" was their calendar.

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