Easley Mounds (Fowke Site 10)

The Easley Mounds Site (Fowke Site 10) was excavated and published by Gerald Fowke in the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 37. His fieldwork in 1906-7 was sponsored by the St. Louis Society of the Archaeological Institute of America.



Limestone slabs forming the grave cover in Easley mound number 2. This image was scanned from Plate 9 in the BAE report. The mound measured 3.3 meters (11 feet) in height. Its circular base measured 24.3 meters (80 feet) in diameter.



Clay pipe from Easley mound number 3. This image was scanned from Plate 10 in the BAE report. Fowke (1910:47-48) reports that the pipe was associated with a bundle burial that included a crushed skull. The mound measured 1.4 meters (4.5 feet) in height. Its elliptical base measured 9.1 meters (30 feet) by 16.7 meters (55 feet).



Unfinished stone pipe from Easley mound number 3. This image was scanned from Plate 11 in the BAE report. Fowke (1910:48) reports that the unfinished pipe was found in association with fragments of a skull, a small pottery vessel, a rough piece of hematite, and a few small flint chips.



Clay pipe from Easley mound number 3. This image was scanned from Plate 12 in the BAE report. Fowke (1910:49) reports that the pipe was found approximately 30 cm (a foot) northeast of a flexed, adult burial.



Pipe from Easley mound number 5. This image was scanned from Plate 13 in the BAE report. The mound measured 3.6 meters (12 feet) in height. The diameter of the mound was 19.8 meters (65 feet).




Fowke, Gerard
1910 Antiquities of Central and Southeastern Missouri. Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 37.

Special thanks to Jeff Meyer, Associate Curator of Museum Collections, for his patient assistance in locating and documenting the Dawson Mounds artifacts in the Missouri Historical Society.


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