23BE125 - Rodgers Shelter stone tools


Dalton point in situ during the excavation at Rodgers Shelter. Photograph provided by R. Bruce McMillan, University of Missouri - Columbia.


Twelve Late PaleoIndian/Dalton points from Rodgers Shelter. Photograph provided by R. Bruce McMillan, University of Missouri - Columbia.


Dalton period floor showing a hearth and debris scattered around the hearth, including a groundstone mano.  The Dalton Point in situ came from the same floor a few feet away from the hearth. Photograph provided by R. Bruce McMillan, University of Missouri - Columbia.


Rice Lobed point in situ with nearby bison tooth. Photograph provided by R. Bruce McMillan, University of Missouri - Columbia.



Clovis Point excavated at Rodgers Shelter and described in detail by Ahler (1970:plate 12, specimen 23b). This specimen was discovered in excavation unit 245NW100, location 21NW1 at a depth of 18 inches below stratum 3. The Clovis point measures 63 x 27 x 7 mm. Digital photograph provided by Illinois State Museum, Springfield.


Three artifacts from the deepest strata (late Paleo-Indian/Dalton) at Rogers Shelter. Carl Chapman (1980:Figure 51) identified these points as Plainview (left), Clovis (center), and Dalton (right). The Dalton point was described in detail by Ahler (1970:plate 11, specimen 21b); it was discovered in excavation unit 260NW85, location 54NW33 at a depth of 8.15 to 8.55 feet below the site datum. The Dalton point measures 53 x 20 x 7 mm.

Late Paleo-Indian/Dalton scraper (left), beaked flake (center) and nutting stone (right). Drawing scanned from The Archaeology of Missouri II by Carl H. Chapman (1975).

Contracting stemmed point type called Hidden Valley. Scanned from The Archaeology of Missouri II by Carl H. Chapman (1975). The Hidden Valley point was described in detail by Ahler (1970:plate 7, specimen 12b); it was discovered in excavation unit 245NW100 at location 28NW50 at the depth of 41 inches below the base of stratum 3. The Hidden Valley point measures 89 x 46 x 8 mm.

Graham Cave side-notched point from the Middle Archaic strata at Rodgers Shelter. Scanned from The Archaeology of Missouri II by Carl H. Chapman (1980). The Graham Cave point was described in detail by Ahler (1970:plate 6, specimen 10a); it was discovered in excavation unit 240NW105 in the general excavation level at a depth of 36 to 42 inches below the base of Stratum 3. The Graham Cave point measures 68 x 30 x 9 mm.

Rice Lobed point from the Middle Archaic strata at Rodgers Shelter. Scanned from The Archaeology of Missouri II by Carl H. Chapman (1980). The Rice Loved point was described in detail by Ahler (1970:plate 2, specimen 3a); it was discovered in excavation unit 255NW100 in location 57NW00 at a depth of 126 inches below the ground surface. The Rice Lobed point measures 80 x 45 x 9 mm.

Jakie point from the Middle Archaic strata at Rodgers Shelter. Scanned from The Archaeology of Missouri II by Carl H. Chapman (1975). The Jakie point was described in detail by Ahler (1970:plate 6, specimen 9f); it was discovered in excavation unit 260NW95 at location 42NW18 at a depth of 7.55 feet below the site datum. The Jakie point measures 57 x 6 x 7 mm.

Smith basal notched point from the Late Archaic strata at Rodgers Shelter. Scanned from The Archaeology of Missouri II by Carl H. Chapman (1975).



Stone County square stemmed point from the Late Archaic strata at Rodgers Shelter. Scanned from The Archaeology of Missouri II by Carl H. Chapman (1975).



Table Rock point from the Late Archaic strata at Rodgers Shelter. Scanned from The Archaeology of Missouri II by Carl H. Chapman (1975).



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