Gravois Bluff Mounds (23SL1064)



Thumb sized piece of hematite (Iron Oxide) from Test Unit 37, Level 6 in the Small Mound. Catalog number 254. Length = 35.6 mm, width = 23.4 mm, thickness = 13.3 mm and weight = 27.0 grams.


Thumb sized piece of hematite (Iron Oxide) from Test Unit 10, Level 10 in the Large Mound. Catalog number 1265. Length = 39.2 mm, width = 29.7 mm, thickness = 15.1 mm and weight = 33.8 grams.



Flat piece of hematite (Iron Oxide) from Test Unit 48 in the Large Mound. Catalog number 1312. Length = 54.4 mm, width = 35.3 mm, thickness = 8.7 mm and weight = 37.7 grams.


Sandstone abrader with sharpening grooves on two faces from Test Unit 36 in the Large Mound. Catalog number 1368. Length = 61.4 mm, width = 47.8 mm, thickness = 30.0 mm, and weight = 135.0 grams.


Hematite (Iron Oxide) from the surface of the Large Mound. No catalog number. Length = 51.1 mm, width = 44.3 mm, thickness = 29.8 mm and weight = 104.8 grams.


Hematite (Iron Oxide) from Test Unit 33 in the Large Mound. Length = 81.3 mm, width = 37.8 mm, thickness = 35.8 mm and weight = 176.2 grams.


Hematite (Iron Oxide) from Test Unit 10, Level 5 in the Large Mound. Catalog number 1166. Length = 38.0 mm, width = 32.3 mm, thickness = 25.5 mm and weight = 39.3 grams.


Hematite (Iron Oxide) from Test Unit 33 in the Large Mound. Catalog number 1290. Length = 34.2 mm, width = 33.9 mm, thickness = 22.8 mm and weight = 48.7 grams.


Hematite (Iron Oxide) from the Large Mound in Test Unit 60, catalog number 1373. Length = 34.8 mm, width = 27.4 mm, thickness = 17.4 mm, and weight = 29.2 grams.


Hematite (Iron Oxide) from the Large Mound in Test Unit 23, Level 1, catalog number 1196. Length = 43.5 mm, width = 34.8 mm, thickness = 19.6 mm, and weight = 60.1 grams.


Hematite (Iron Oxide) from the Small Mound in Test Unit 1 at a depth of 90 to 100 cm below the surface. Weight = 3.9 grams.


Fragment of a (three quarter?) grooved axe out of basalt from the Small Mound, Test Unit 42, Level 5, catalog number 290. Length = 38.3 mm, width = 52.4 mm, thickness = 45.5 mm, and weight = 91.0 grams.


Hematite (Iron Oxide) from Test Unit 16 in the Large Mound. Length = 66.8 mm, width = 57.6 mm, thickness = 38.1 mm and weight = 229.3 grams. This is probably the largest and heaviest piece of hematite from the site.


Polished fragment of a (three quarter?) grooved axe blade from the Test Unit 58, Feature 39, burial SS, catalog number 1393. Weight = 2.6 grams.

Webpage constructed by Michael Fuller, 6 May 2010

Updated 20 July 2010