Hazelwood Site (23SL1056)


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The Hazelwood site, also called the Cowmire site, is situated in the floodplain of the Missouri River in St. Louis county. The site was identified by a Cultural Resource Survey in 2000. The site was excavated by Environmental Compliance Consultants of Springfield, Illinois ahead of landscape modification for the construction of warehouses.

The site is very significant because of its evidence for technology and diet during the Middle Woodland Period. The centroids of five uncalibrated C-14 dates indicate an occupation ranging from 170 BC until AD 240.

This website is constructed using digital images taken by Professor Michael Fuller on 21 Sept. 2001. Special thanks for Joseph Craig and Susan Vorreyer for giving permission to summarize their findings and digitize some of their illustrations.

Webpage constructed February 2003
Webpage modified October 2005