Trade artifacts from the King Hill Site (23BN1)


Brass tinkler excavated from the King Hill site. Length = 32.8 mm, width at bottom = 14.2 mm, thickness = 0.7 mm and weight = 3.6 grams. St. Joseph Museum collection and used with their permission.



Brass tinkler excavated from the King Hill site. Length = 36.4 mm, width at bottom = 8.0 mm, thickness = 0.3 mm and weight = 1.3 grams. St. Joseph Museum collection and used with their permission.

Metal band excavated from test unit GG, level 2 (6 to 12 inches below the surface). Exterior diameter = 17.5 mm, width = 11.1 mm, thickness = 0.6 mm and weight = 2.0 grams. St. Joseph Museum inventory 0.1.15.417 and used with their permission.


13 blue and gray seed beads excavated from test unit 13, R. F. # 709. The beads were photographed through a clear plastic bag and not removed. St. Joseph Museum inventory 0.1.15.399 / 9619 and used with their permission.


6 seed beads excavated from test unit 13, MZ 1-1, # 709. The beads were photographed through a clear plastic bag and not removed. St. Joseph Museum inventory 0.1.15.399 / 9619 and used with their permission.


10 seed beads (including a red bead) excavated from test unit 13, PZ # 696. The beads were photographed through a clear plastic bag and not removed. St. Joseph Museum inventory 0.1.15.399 / 9619 and used with their permission.


8 brass beads/segments bead excavated from test unit 13, MZ, 1-2, #733. The beads were photographed through a clear plastic bag and not removed. St. Joseph Museum inventory 0.1.15.399 / 9619 and used with their permission.


Bone bead excavated from test unit GG. Exterior diameter = 8.2 mm, width = 3.6 mm, thickness = 1.1 mm and weight = 0.1 grams. St. Joseph Museum inventory 0.1.15.417 (Vial B) and used with their permission.


Metal tinkler. Length = 34.5 mm, width = 14.1 mm, thickness = 0.5 mm, and weight = 2.6 grams.


Metal tinkler. Length = 18.2 mm, width = 6.7 mm, thickness = 0.4 mm, and weight = 0.6 grams.


Metal tinkler. Length = 38.5 mm, width = 10.6 mm, thickness = 0.6 mm, and weight = 2.5 grams. Square 14, MA - 1, 721, 1-i.


Metal Fragment. Length = 74.9 mm, width = 38.2 mm, thickness = 2.0 mm, and weight 33.6 grams. Registration number 111.


Metal wire. Length = 44.5 mm, width = 36.8 mm, diameter = 1.9 mm, and weight 2.3 grams.


Two copper wires. Top wire Length = 40.9 mm, weight 0.3 grams. Bottom wire Length = 41.2 mm, weight 0.5 grams. Both wires are rolled pieces of thin metal. Registration number 150, Level 3.


Iron Knife. Length = 112.1 mm, width = 18.6 mm, thickness = 1.2 mm, and weight 11.9 grams. Registration number 283.

 


Metal coil to hold hair braids. Length = 1.6 mm, width = 5.6 mm, thickness = 1.8 mm, and weight 1.7 grams. Registration number 697. Square 14, P. Z.

 


Metal coil to hold hair braids. Length = 7.9 mm, width = 9.7 mm, thickness = 0.9 mm, and weight 0.8 grams. Registration number 326, 3-d. Square EEE, Level 10 (54 to 60 inches). Each coil is hollow and rolled.

 


Metal tubes. Square EEE, Level 7 (36 to 42 inches), 323, 2-m. Length = 68.4 mm, width = 9.2 mm, thickness = 0.4 mm, and weight 8.2 grams. Registration number 326, 3-d.

 


Many thanks to Sarah Elder, curator of the St. Joseph Museums, for permission to work with the collection from King Hill site. Warm thanks to Michael Fisher, President Emeritus of the Missouri Archaeological Society, for discussing the site with me and encouraging my interest in the archaeology of Northwest Missouri. Special thanks to Ettus Hiatt for editorial assistance in my webpages.


Webpage constructed by Michael Fuller, 11 June 2010

Updated 3 September 2010