Truman Road Site (23SC924)

The features at the Truman Road site included 255 Late Archaic features (3000 - 2500 BC based on seven radiocarbon analysis).


Full grooved axe dating to the Archaic Period that was discovered during rescue archaeological work at the Truman Road Site by Joe Harl during 1994. A special saw was used to remove a sample of the axe for petrographic analysis; the axe was manufactued out of hematite - a natural iron ore. Length = 56.4 mm, width = 44.3 mm, thickness =7.4 mm and weight = 254.1 grams. UMSL archaeological inventory number 1386.



Broken bannerstone/atlatl weight that was discovered during rescue archaeological work at the Truman Road Site by Joe Harl during 1994. Length = 65.3 mm, width = 49.0 mm, thickness = 22.5 mm and weight = 103.5 grams. Whole diameters are 11.6 and 12.3 mm. UMSL archaeological inventory number 94-1369.



Unfinished plummet (lacking notched or drilled suspension hole) dating to the Archaic Period that was discovered during rescue archaeological work at the Truman Road Site by Joe Harl during 1994. A special saw was used to remove a sample of the axe for petrographic analysis; the plummet was manufactued out of hematite - a natural iron ore. Length = 56.4 mm, width = 44.3 mm, thickness =7.4 mm and weight = 16.2 grams. UMSL archaeological inventory number 1367a.



Groundstone celt dating to the Archaic Period that was discovered during rescue archaeological work at the Truman Road Site by Joe Harl during 1994. The celt was manufactued out of a dark basalt either obtained from the St. Francis Mountains of Missouri or the glacial till of Illinois or Missouri. Length = 56.4 mm, width = 44.3 mm, thickness =7.4 mm and weight = 16.2 grams.


Archaeological Research Center in St. Louis
2012 Excavations at Prehistoric Sites. http://arc-stl.com/prehistoric_22.html Retrieved 1 December 2012.

Harl, Joseph L.
2009 Archaic Period in East-Central Missouri in Archaic Societies: Diversity and Complexity across the Mid-Continent. State University of New York, Albany.


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