23SA1 - Givens Site

The Givens Site, is situated in the Big Bend region of the Missouri River Valley. The pottery and stone tools from the site belong to the technological/artistic tradition that is described as "Hopewell."


Click here to see digital images of the stone tools ............Click here to see digital images of the pottery

The site was test excavated during 1939 by Carl Chapman and John P. Mack. Marvin Kay returned to the site for additional excavation during 1971 and 1972. Charcoal samples from the site were not radiocarbon dated.

Animal bones recovered from the excavations include elk, muskrat, flathead catfish, catfish, and turkey.

Bibliography

Chapman, Carl
1980 The Archaeology of Missouri, II. University of Missouri Press, Columbia.

Kay, Marvin
1979 On the Periphery: Hopewell Settlement of Central Missouri. Hopewell Archaeology. Kent State University Press.
1980 The Central Missouri Hopewell Subsistence-Settlement system. Missouri Archaeological Society Research Series15.

Kay, Marvin and Alfred E. Johnson
1977 Havana Tradition Chronology of Central Missouri. Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology 2(2):195-217.
1980 The Central Missouri Hopewell Subsistence-Settlement system. Missouri Archaeological Society Research Series15.

 

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