Harry S. Truman Dam and Reservoir, Missouri, Holocene Adaptations Within the Lower Pomme de Terre River Valley, Missouri. Volume 1.
Final rept. 1976-1981,
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Excavations in excess of 9 m defined a sequence of human habitation that spans the past 10,500 years. Limited excavations were conducted in 1974 and 1976. The 1974 excavation dealt mainly with Phillips Spring. The 1976 excavation was prt of the Corps of Engineers mitigation program for Rodgers shelter, a National Register Site. This report is a synthesis of the available knowledge gained from excavations and ancillary studies of the environment of the Ozark Highlandsouthern Prairie Peninsula region. Data from previous studies are incorporated and assessed in light of new radiometric and stratigraphic controls for Rodgers Shelter and Phillips Spring. This research has altered, modified, and, on occasion, rejected previously held hypotheses, and has advanced ones of its own for future consideration. New information was collected that will allow for a reformulation of cultural process and taxonomy in this region. Research reported includes historical vegetation reconstruction ethnobotanical and faunal identification clinical variation in gastropods and small mammals examination of sediments Holocene palynology technological, functional and stylistic studies of major stone industries and synthetic statements of site activity and activity areas. The results of these often disparate studies promote and balanced view of how man existed for several millennia in a physiographically varied region that underwent considerable change of its own.
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