Accession Number:

ADA355219

Title:

Prehistoric Settlement of the Lower Missouri Uplands. The View from DB Ridge, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 96-98

Corporate Author:

KANSAS UNIV LAWRENCE MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY

Report Date:

1998-03-31

Pagination or Media Count:

449.0

Abstract:

Phase IV Kansas investigation of the DB site, a multicomponent Occupation on an upland ridge on the Ft. Leavenworth reservation, entailed plowing to increase surface visibility intensive surface grid collection machine removal of the plow- zone from a target area excavation of a block of units in the target area totaling l63m squared, and mechanical stripping of 3,5OOm squared of the site centered on the block. Data recovered attest to short-term, probably late summer-autumn, occupation during the Paleoindian Folsom, Plainview, Dalton, late Middle Archaic, Late Archaic Nebo Hill phase, unknown terminal Archaic phase, late Middle Woodland Edwardsville phase and Late Prehistoric Steed-Kisker phase periods. Preceramic components are in an eroded, buried soil Brady of the Late Pleistocene ceramic components are in the modern soil, developed in Holocene Bignell bess. Analyses focus on the extensive lithic chipped and groundstone assemblage, a modest ceramic assemblage, chert procurement, experimental groundstone cobble tool utilization, spatial analyses bioturbation of deposits integrity of Late Prehistoric component and reconstruction of its activity areas, geoarchaeology, opal phytolith analysis, and data synthesis. The signficance of the Site lies in its multicomponency, upland locale, and buried deposits.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Soil Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE