Accession Number : ADA148095


Title :   Before Smith's Mill: Archaeological and Geological Investigations, Smithville Lake, Missouri. Volume 1. Text.


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1978-1981,


Corporate Author : GAI CONSULTANTS INC MONROEVILLE PA


Personal Author(s) : McHugh,W P ; Gardner,G D ; Donahue,J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a148095.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1982


Pagination or Media Count : 229


Abstract : This report relates 1978-1979 archaeological and geological investigations at Smithville Lake, Clay and Clinton Counties, Missouri. Nine sites were tested or extensively excavated and a survey of recently devegetated paleo-landforms were conducted. The latter produced 12 newly recorded archaeological sites. Data from the excavated sites provides C14 dates for a Late Woodland occupation (c. 700-900 A.D.). Structural, artifactual, and ecofactual remains from four sites are attributable to the subsequent Steed-Kisker phase occupation. Two new types of Steed-Kisker settlement-subsistence sites were excavated and identified, and two previously reported Steed-Kisker settlement-subsistence types are rejected for lack of confirming evidence. Extant hypotheses on the origins, relationships and fate of the Steed-Kisker culture are reviewed and are found wanting; alternative hypotheses are suggested for testing.


Descriptors :   *GEOLOGY , *ARCHEOLOGY , ENVIRONMENTS , SITES , CERAMIC MATERIALS , HISTORY , GEOMORPHOLOGY , ARTIFACTS , EXCAVATION , CULTURE , MISSOURI , RADIOCARBON DATING


Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE