Accession Number : ADA274059


Title :   Miller Cave (23PU2), Fort Leonard Wood, Pulaski County, Missouri: Report of Archaeological Testing and Assessment of Damage


Descriptive Note : Research rept. no. 9,


Corporate Author : NAKATA PLANNING GROUP COLORADO SPRINGS CO


Personal Author(s) : Markman, Charles W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a274059.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 173


Abstract : The results reported herein show that despite extensive disturbance by previous digging and vandalism, significant, intact deposits remain in Miller Cave (23PU2) which render the site National Register eligible. In the darkened back of the cave, intact Late Woodland deposits were found including two complete dog skeletons, one with an associated biface. Also, an Early Archaic deposit was encountered in the main chamber, which included Rice Lanceolate, Rice Lobed, and Hidden Valley Stemmed diagnostic points. Associated wood charcoal yielded a radiocarbon assay of 8500 + or - 180 BP. Faunal and ethnobotanical data were also recovered. It is recommended that the cave and the nearby associated rock art (23PU255) be placed on the National Register of Historic Places and that these resources be protected from further vandalism by additional surveillance. If additional surveillance is not feasible, Phase III data recovery is recommended.


Descriptors :   *ROCK , *HISTORIC SITES , *ARCHEOLOGY , MILITARY FACILITIES , RECOVERY , PHASE , SURVEILLANCE , VALLEYS , WOOD , CAVES , RADIOCARBON DATING , CHARCOAL , MISSOURI , DOGS , CHAMBERS , EXCAVATION , RESOURCES , RIVERS , DEPOSITS , DAMAGE , SITES


Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Isotopes


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE