23SL20 - Creve Coeur Site stone tools

Snyder Point from 23SL20; Length = 47.9 mm, width = 46.6 mm, thickness = 6.8 mm, and weight = 11.5 grams. Richard Martens collection.


Snyder Point found by Leonard Blake in the 1950s. Photograph scanned from Heritage of the Creve Coeur area. edited by Gloria Dalton (1976). Drawing scanned from The Archaeology of Missouri II by Carl H. Chapman (1980).


Small expanding stem point from 23SL20. Richard Martens collection.


Base of a broken, contracting stemmed point (Adena point with serious resharpening) collected by Leonard Blake in the 1940s. Length = 51.7 mm, width = 25.1 mm, thickness = 9.3 mm and weight = 17.8 grams. St. Louis County Park collection.


Intact, contracting stemmed point (Adena point) collected by Leonard Blake in the 1940s. Length = 8.5 cm. Scanned from Heritage of the Creve Coeur area. edited by Gloria Dalton (1976).



Chipped stone tools collected by Leonard Blake from 23SL20 in the 1950s. Scanned from the Heritage of Creve Coeur area.edited by Gloria Dalton (1976).



Possibly a Snyder point with damaged base and tip. Length = 4.2 cm, width = 3.9 cm, thickness = 6 mm and weight = 11.2 grams. Richard Martens collection.



Struck blades from Crescent chert with retouch collected by Leonard Blake in the 1941. Pinkish white blade length = 55.0 mm, width = 16.2 mm, thickness = 5.9 mm and weight = 5.3 grams. White blade length = 50.3 mm, width = 25.2 mm, thickness 5.6 mm and weight = 6.9 grams. St. Louis County Park collection.



Struck blade from Crescent chert. Length = 66.1 mm, width = 19.5 mm, thickness = 4.0 mm and weight = 7.7 grams. Richard Martens collection.



Waste flakes and flake tools in the University of Michigan collection

Flake blades found by Leonard Blake in the 1940s. Scanned from The Archaeology of Missouri II by Carl H. Chapman (1980).


Two chert scrapers found by Leonard Blake in the 1940s. Scanned from The Archaeology of Missouri II by Carl H. Chapman (1980).


Adze found by Leonard Blake in the 1940s. Scanned from The Archaeology of Missouri II by Carl H. Chapman (1980).


Adze found by Leonard Blake in the 1940s. Scanned from The Archaeology of Missouri II by Carl H. Chapman (1980).


Groundstone celt found by Leonard Blake in the 1940s. Scanned from The Archaeology of Missouri II by Carl H. Chapman (1980).


Fragment of a groundstone artifact manufactured from basalt and collected by Leonard Blake in the 1943. Length = 72.1 mm, width = 62.8 mm, thickness = 45.1 mm and weight = 302.3 grams. St. Louis County Park collection. [The basalt does not resemble the igneous rocks found in the St. Francis Mountains of SE Missouri. The source for the stone was probably from the glacial tills in either NE Missouri or NW Illinois.





Adzes found by Leonard Blake during excavation during 1954. Scanned from Lithic Analysis of the Creve Coeur Site (23SL30) by Thomas Silverman (1997).




Blades found by Leonard Blake during excavation during 1954. Scanned from Lithic Analysis of the Creve Coeur Site (23SL30) by Thomas Silverman (1997).




Cores found by Leonard Blake during excavation during 1954. Scanned from Lithic Analysis of the Creve Coeur Site (23SL30) by Thomas Silverman (1997).




Stone tools found by Leonard Blake during excavation during 1954 that were not made out of the Burlington/Crescent Hills chert. Scanned from Lithic Analysis of the Creve Coeur Site (23SL30) by Thomas Silverman (1997).




Projectile points found by Leonard Blake during excavation during 1954. Scanned from Lithic Analysis of the Creve Coeur Site (23SL30) by Thomas Silverman (1997).




Projectile points found by Leonard Blake during excavation during 1954. Scanned from Lithic Analysis of the Creve Coeur Site (23SL30) by Thomas Silverman (1997).




Preforms found by Leonard Blake during excavation during 1954. Scanned from Lithic Analysis of the Creve Coeur Site (23SL30) by Thomas Silverman (1997).




Scrapers found by Leonard Blake during excavation during 1954. Scanned from Lithic Analysis of the Creve Coeur Site (23SL30) by Thomas Silverman (1997).




Projectile points found by Leonard Blake during excavation during 1954. Scanned from Lithic Analysis of the Creve Coeur Site (23SL20) by Thomas Silverman (1997).


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