Blake Mound 23SL51

Archaeology students from St. Louis Community College at Meramec worked for four days during Spring of 2010 on the south and west spoil piles at Blake Mound. This was an archaeological field school designed to document the date and function of the mound. All soil was replaced onto the summit of the mound to restore the mound to its original shape.
Serrated arrowpoint found in Test Pit - 10 by Katherine Ross. Length 20.3 mm, width 12.0 mm, thickness 3.0 mm and weight 0.8 mm. Estimated length before tip was broken is approximately 25 mm. Gray chert typical of the Crescent Quarry chert (along the Meramec River) but without heat treatment.

In situ photograph of the projectile point in Test Pit - 10.
Serrated arrowpoint found in Test Pit - 124 by James Bundstein. Length 20.1 mm, width 12.4 mm, thickness 2.2 mm and weight 0.5 grams. Estimated length before the base was broken is approximately 25 mm. Pink chert with byrozoan fossil inclusions typical of the Crescent Quarry chert that has been heat treated.

Jonathan Roddy pointing to a large projectile point/knife found in situ in Test Pit 113.


Heat treated, large projectile point/knife found in Test Pit 113.


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