Mauss Rockshelter - Stone Tools


Arrowpoints found at a depth of 0 to 12 inches beneath the surface.

Top row, Left to Right:
Length = 25.0 mm, width = 8.8 mm, thickness = 3.0 mm and weight = 0.5 grams.
Length = 20.5 mm, width = 11.8 mm, thickness = 3.3 mm and weight = 0.5 grams.
Length = 16.8 mm, width = 8.6 mm, thickness = 2.3 mm and weight = 0.3 grams.
Length = 21.6 mm, width = 11.8 mm, thickness = 2.2 mm and weight = 0.5 grams.
Length = 24.3 mm, width = 10.7 mm, thickness = 3.3 mm and weight = 0.9 grams.
Length = 18.8 mm, width = 11.8 mm, thickness = 2.3 mm and weight = 0.3 grams.

Bottom row, Left to Right:
Length = 19.3 mm, width = 13.2 mm, thickness = 2.6 mm and weight = 0.4 grams.
Length = 18.4 mm, width = 12.7 mm, thickness = 3.1 mm and weight = 0.5 grams.
Length = 13.7 mm, width = 12.1 mm, thickness = 3.4 mm and weight = 0.6 grams.
Length = 19.4 mm, width = 16.4 mm, thickness = 3.6 mm and weight = 1.1 grams.
Length = 27.6 mm, width = 11.2 mm, thickness = 3.0 mm and weight = 0.7 grams.



Woodland and Mississipi projectile points from the Moss Shelter site in Camden County, Missouri. These artifacts came from 0 to 12 inches beneath the surface. The unbroken Reed point (top row, 2nd to right) measures length = 20.0 mm, width = 9.1 mm, thickness = 2.4 mm and weight = 0.4 grams. The unbroken (but resharpened) Cahokia point (bottom row, 4th to right) measures length = 24.6 mm, width = 13.0 mm, thickness = 2.8 mm, and weight = 0.7 grams.



Resharpened drill made out of an Archaic Period projectile point found in a cache found 36 to 48 inches beneath the surface. Length = 56.5 mm, width = 33.3 mm, thickness = 7.0 mm and weight = 8.8 grams.



Resharpened drill made out of an Archaic Period projectile point found in a cache at 36 to 48 inches beneath the surface. Length = 61.4 mm, width = 23.6 mm, thickness = 6.6 mm and weight = 6.8 grams.



Resharpened drill made out of an Archaic Period projectile point found in a cache at 36 to 48 inches beneath the surface. Length = 78.7 mm, width = 21.6 mm, thickness = 6.0 mm and weight = 6.5 grams.



Resharpened drill made out of an Archaic Period projectile point found in a cache at 36 to 48 inches beneath the surface. Length = 67.6 mm, width = 23.5 mm, thickness = 6.6 mm and weight = 6.5 grams.



Projectile point from Test pit 1, 0 to 12 inches beneath the surface.
Length = 52.1 mm, width = 23.3 mm, thickness = 7.1 mm, weight = 7.2 grams.



Projectile point [Rice Side Notched] from Test pit 1, 0 to 12 inches beneath the surface.
Length = 51.0 mm, width = 28.2 mm, thickness = 7.6 mm, weight = 12.3 grams.



Projectile point [Rice Side Notched] from Test pit 1, 0 to 12 inches beneath the surface.
Length = 36.3 mm, width = 24.2 mm, thickness = 6.8 mm, weight = 7.1 grams.



Projectile point [Stone County Straight Stemmed?] from Test pit 1, 0 to 12 inches beneath the surface.
Length = 51.1 mm, width = 35.3 mm, thickness = 7.9 mm, weight = 14.9 grams.



Projectile point base from Test pit 1, 0 to 12 inches beneath the surface.
Length = 37.3 mm, width = 36.0 mm, thickness = 8.2 mm, weight = 13.2 grams.



Projectile point from Test pit 1, 0 to 12 inches beneath the surface.
Length = 47.0 mm, width = 23.2 mm, thickness = 6.0 mm, weight = 6.8 grams.



Projectile point from Test pit 1, 0 to 12 inches beneath the surface.
Length = 21.8 mm, width = 19.4 mm, thickness = 5.1 mm, weight = 2.1 grams.


Special thanks to Gary Kroencke for permission to study the artifacts from this important site. The site is situated on private property and is not open for visiting.

Webpage constructed 17 July 2011