Cultural Resources Survey, Harry S. Truman Dam and Reservoir Project, Missouri. Volume 7. Archeological Test Excavations: 1975
Final rept. 1975-1980,
MISSOURI UNIV-COLUMBIA AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGY DIV
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Test excavations were made in the summer of 1975 on four archeological sites which span the period from approximately 3500 to 1000 BP in the Harry S. Truman Reservoir, southwestern Missouri. Two open sites on the Pomme de Terre River were tested. The Pippens Site, 23BE214, in the uplands above the river, has a Woodland and Arachaic component. Multicomponent Late Archaic and Late Woodland site, 23HI241, is on Terrace 1b in the valley. In addition, two small rockshelters on Bell Branch were tested site 23HI246 has a probable Woodland component Beck Shelter, 23HI247, is defined as a single component Late Woodland site exhibiting Mississippian influence. Site locations and physiographic settings are presented along with detailed descriptions of artifacts content. The components are placed in a chronologic framework by comparison to other stratified sites in the reservoir area. Finally, each component is summarized in terms of types and relative importance of activities carried out at the sites.
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