DS site (23MS1146)

The DS site is situated in the floodplain of the Gasconade River. The site is on private land and it is not open to the public. The Maries County site was surface collected by the landowner when it was cultivated during the 1970s.


Adze with polish on the working edge (lower left image). Length = 81.4 mm, width = 42.2 mm, thickness = 14.6 mm and weight = 63.6 grams.



Early Archaic, serrated lanceolate point with broken base. Length = 90.5 mm, width = 28.6 mm, thickness = 7.8 mm and weight = 26.2 grams.



Resharpened point with lateral and basal grinding. Length = 49.2 mm, width = 22.4 mm, thickness = 6.9 mm and weight = 7.7 grams. Lateral grinding stops at the point where the blade edge turns inward from resharpening. The basal concavity is approximately 2 mm and the lateral grinding extends 14 mm on the left side and 18 mm on the right side (of the left image).



Crudely made serrated point with concave base. Length = 69.4 mm, width = 28.9 mm, thickness = 10.1 mm and weight = 17.6 grams.



Etley point resharpened into a drill/perforator tool. Length = 68.4 mm, width = 46.6 mm, thickness = 10.0 mm, and weight = 25.4 grams.



Stone Square Stemmed point. Length = 87.4 mm, width = 38.6 mm, thickness = 12.1 mm, and weight = 44.3 grams.


Late Archaic point manufactured out of banded chert. Length = 83.4 mm, width = 34.4 mm, thickness = 10.6 mm and weight = 18.4 grams.


Large point with an impact fracture at its tip. Length = 84.5 mm, width = 38.5 mm, thickness = 8.9 mm and weight = 33.1 grams.



Langtry point manufactured out of dark gray chert. Length = 64.7 mm, width = 34.6 mm, thickness = 7.0 mm and weight = 12.8 grams.



Smith Basal Notched with a large patch of rough cortex (center of left image) Length = 81.5 mm, width = 41.7 mm, thickness = 8.3 mm and weight = 31.2 grams.



Resharpened and damaged point that "might be" considered an Afton point based on the two planes of the blade edge. Length = 49.0 mm, width 26.8 mm, thickness = 8.1 mm and weight = 7.8 grams.



Langtry point with damaged tip. Length = 77.1 mm, width = 36.7 mm, thickness = 7.4 mm and weight = 17.6 grams.



Assymetrical Langry point. Length = 88.0 mm, width = 47.7 mm, thickness = 8.8 mm, weight = 24.9 grams.


Corner-notoched point. Length = 44.6 mm, width = 24.9 mm, thickness = 5.4 mm and weight = 4.8 grams.



Resharpened corner-notched point. Length = 39.7 mm. width = 17.0 mm, thickness = 5.7 mm, and weight = 3.5 grams.



Small arrowpoint manufactured from a flake. Length = 24.0 mm, width = 11.2 mm, thickness = 3.1 mm and weight = 0.6 grams.



Resharpened arrowpoint. Length = 19.3 mm, width = 11.4 mm, thickness = 3.1 mm and weight = 0.4 grams .



Hafted bifacial tool with significant surface polish. Length = 95.5 mm, width = 45.4 mm, thickness = 18.2 mm, and weight = 89.5 grams..


Webpage constructed 4 December 2012