Bonacher Rockshelter Site, Js40

The Bonacker Rockshelter Site (Jefferson County, MO) was studied by Robert McCormick Adams (1949:66 - 71) as part of a WPA (Work Projects Administration) investigation.


Adams recorded 4 discrete occupation strata: Stratum 1 (0 to 70 cm = Woodland and Mississippian); Stratum 2 (70 to 110 cm = Late Archaic?); Stratum 3 (110 to 150 cm = sterile zone, Late Archaic?); Stratum 4 (150 to 245 cm = Archaic).



Artifacts in situ during the excavation of Stratum 2 (photograph A) and Stratum 4 (photograph B).


Adams, Robert McCormick
1949 Archaeological Investigations in Jefferson County, Missouri. Missouri Archaeologist 11(3 and 4).



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