23CL223 - Smith's Fork Site

The Smith's Fork Site (23CL223) is a prehistoric site on property managed and protected by the US Army Corp of Engineers. The features and artifacts documented at the site during 2009 and 2010 belong to the Steed Kisker Phase; three radiocarbon dates from the site range from AD 1040 to 1290. The artifacts and notes related to the site were documented by the Veterans Curation Program in St. Louis, MO.



Cahokia notched arrowpoint from 23CL223. Excavation catalog no. 117. Veterans Curation catalog no. 001-089. Excavation unit 47west, 31south. Feature no. 1. Recovered from a depth of 30 to 40 cm. below surface. Weight = 0.7 grams.

Unfinished arrowpoint preform (no. 1) from 23CL223. Veterans Curation catalog no. 001-014. Excavation unit 46west, 31south. Feature no. 1. Shovel probe 2. Recovered from a depth of 25 cm. below surface. Weight = 3.5 grams. Cataloged as Jefferson City chert.

Reed arrowpoint with impact fracture from 23CL223. Excavation catalog no. 119. Veterans Curation catalog no. 001-059. Excavation unit 46west, 31south. Feature no. 1. Recovered from a depth of 20 to 30 cm. below surface. Weight = 0.7 grams.

Reed arrowpoint resharpened from 23CL223. Excavation catalog no. 180. Veterans Curation catalog no. 003-085. Excavation unit West Pit 3. Recovered from a depth of 0 to 10 cm. below surface. Weight = 0.6 grams.

Cahokia notched arrowpoint from 23CL223. Excavation catalog no. 100. Veterans Curation catalog no. 001-077. Excavation unit 47west, 31south. Recovered from a depth of 20 to 30 cm. below surface. Weight = 0.5 grams.

Unfinished or broken Madison arrowpoint from 23CL223. Excavation catalog no. 102. Veterans Curation catalog no. 001-079. Excavation unit 47west, 31south. Recovered from a depth of 20 to 30 cm. below surface. Weight = 0.8 grams.

Rice Side-Notched point from 23CL223. Excavation catalog no. 195. Veterans Curation catalog no. 003-099. Excavation unit 45west, 31south. Feature no. 1. Level 2 (10 to 20 cm.?). Weight = 11.6 grams.

Unifacial scraper manufactured from 23CL223. Excavation catalog no. 101. Veterans Curation catalog no. 001-078. Excavation unit 47west, 31south. Recovered from a depth of 20 to 30 cm. below surface. Weight = 5.3 grams.

Bifacial scraper/knife from 23CL223. Excavation catalog no. 116. Veterans Curation catalog no. 001-088. Excavation unit 47west, 31south. Feature no. 1. Recovered from a depth of 30 to 40 cm. below surface. Weight = 13.3 grams.

Utilized flake (cutting and scraping) from 23CL223. Excavation catalog no. 181. Veterans Curation catalog no. 001-089. Excavation unit West Pit 1. Recovered from a depth of 10 to 20 cm. below surface. Weight = 6.0 grams.

Sandstone abrader with grooves for bone needles or awls from 23CL223. Excavation catalog lithic no. 2. Veterans Curation catalog no. 001-026. Excavation unit 46west, 31south. Feature no. 1. Recovered from a depth of 20 to 25 cm. below surface. Weight = 330.6 grams.

Polished hematite fragment from 23CL223. Veterans Curation catalog no. 001-063. Excavation unit 46west, 31south. Feature no. 1. Recovered from a depth of 0 to 20 cm. below surface. Weight = 14.3 grams.

Stonestone arrowshaft abrader from 23CL223. Excavation catalog no. 114. Veterans Curation catalog no. 001-065. Excavation unit 47west, 31south. Feature no. 1. Recovered from a depth of 30 to 40 cm. below surface. Weight = 72.3 grams.

Polished hematite disk. Excavation catalog no. 101-103. Veterans Curation catalog no. 001-080. Excavation unit 47west, 31south. Feature no. 1. Recovered from a depth of 20 to 30 cm. below surface. Weight = 77.4 grams.
Photographs taken by the Veterans Curation Program in St. Louis, MO.

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.Webpage updated 14 June 2018