Bone Cave , 23ML___

Bone Cave (23ML___) is situated along the Grand Glaize Creek, a tributary of the Osage River. The cave was excavated during 1943 and the results were published in 1946 by E. Adamson Hoebel in volume 40 of the Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History.



Plan of the cave showing excavation areas.



Cordmarked rimsherds typical of the Late Woodland Period in the Ozarks.



Cordmarked sherd with a evidence of small decorative element on the exterior surface of the vessel.



Examples of the rim profiles belonging to cordmarked rimsherds from Bone Cave.



Examples of the rim profiles belonging to plain rimsherds from Bone Cave.



Examples pottery vessels from Bone Cave.



Bone tools from Bone Cave.



Flaked stone projectile points from Bone Cave.



Flaked stone projectile points from Bone Cave.



Flaked stone projectile points from Bone Cave.



Flaked stone projectile points from Bone Cave.



Flaked stone projectile points from Bone Cave.



Flaked stone projectile points from Bone Cave.



Flaked stone preforms from Bone Cave.



Circular scrapers from Bone Cave.



Side scrapers from Bone Cave.



Spokeshave and a utilized flake from Bone Cave.



Tool resharpened into a drill/awl from Bone Cave.



Roughly shaped pieces of stone from Bone Cave.



Amorphous core from Bone Cave.



Amorphous core from Bone Cave.

Bone Cave was excavated before the advent of Radiocarbon dating. The pottery and stone tools generally belong to the forms typical of the Late Woodland Period (AD 500 to 900) and Mississippi Period (AD 900 to 1400).



Hoebel, Edward Adamson
1946 The Archaeology of Bone Cave, Miller County, Missoui. Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History 40(2): 139 - 157.


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