County Township Year Acreage Type Conservation Values
County: Lycoming Township: Loyalsock Year: 1994 Acreage: 2.19 Type: Easement Conservation Values:
  • In the Public's View
  • Special Scenic Quality
  • Water Resource Protection

Ault is Lycoming County’s most significant archaeological site to date and was protected permanently by a conservation easement. The property, located along the West Branch Susquehanna River near the Canfield Island archaeological site, contains the remains of a fortified native American Village, built between 1200 and 1500 AD, which was discovered in 1993. Thousands of artifacts have been uncovered, some dating back 3,500 years.

James P. Bressler, head of the local chapter of the Pennsylvania Archaeological Society, identified the Ault site as the richest site on which he has ever worked. The easement bars current and future owners from building on the site or from doing any earth-moving activities that would damage the archaeological value of the site. Only bonafide archaeological investigations are permitted.