Prospect Spring (23GR711)



Rimsherd to a large, Late Woodland period jar with cordmarked decoration on the exterior. The cordage is thin S-twist. This sherd was excavated from test unit 4, debris bag number 15. Excavated in Level 6 . Weight = 44.4 grams; thickness = 5.9 mm at the lip and 8.6 mm at the edge farthest from the lip. Limestone and grit tempered. Illustrated in the SCI report (Moffat, Hajic and Booth 2013:Fig. 19c).



Bodysherd with parallel incised lines on a smooth exterior surface. From test unit 4, debris bag number 10. Excavated in Level 5. Weight = 28.2 grams; thickness = 8.3 mm. Shell and grit tempered.



Rimsherd to a small bowl from test unit 18, debris bag number 11. Excavated in Level 6. Weight = 3.0 grams; thickness = 5.6 mm. Calcite and grit tempered. Illustrated in the SCI report (Moffat, Hajic and Booth 2013:Fig. 19f).


Rimsherd to an olla-like jar with smoothed exterior surface from test unit 12, debris bag number 7. Excavated in Level 4. Weight = 52.0 grams; thickness = 9.8 mm. Limestone and grit tempered. Illustrated in the SCI report (Moffat, Hajic and Booth 2013:Fig. 19b).

Moffat, Charles R., Edwin Hajic and Don Booth.
2013 Phase Three Data Recovery at Prospect Spring Site (24GR711). SCI Engineering - O'Fallon, Illinois.


Thank you to Don Booth for making the diagnostic artifacts available for study and photography. STLCC students in Field Methods of Archaeology assisted in measuring and describing the artifacts. Special thanks to Ettus Hiatt for assistance in editing the website text.
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