Stone tools from the King Hill Site (23BN1)

Plano-convex, thumbnail scraper. Length = 27.8 mm, width = 25.7 mm, thickness = 7.1 mm, weight = 24.6 grams. This artifact was discovered by Mike Fisher and donated to the St. Joseph Museum; photographed and described with their permission.


Thick biface tool discovered by a private citizen named Gus Jones and donated to the St. Joseph Museum. Length = 132.1 mm, width = 51.1 mm, thickness = 19.9 mm and weight = 132.9 grams. St. Joseph Museum inventory 13655/606.




Groundstone celt manufactured from basalt. Length = 140.5 mm, width = 73.2 mm, thickness = 42.3 mm, and weight over 200 grams. This artifact was donated to the St. Joseph Museum and was not discovered by either the University of Missouri or University of Nebraska archaeological teams. St. Joseph Museum inventory number 356/14664 and used with their permission.


Triangular arrowpoint excavated from test unit GG. Length = 21.9 mm, width = 13.0 mm, thickness = 3.1 mm and weight = 0.9 grams. St. Joseph Museum inventory 0.1.15.417 (Vial A) and used with their permission.


Triangular arrowpoint excavated from test unit GG. Length = 15.7 mm, width = 13.3 mm, thickness = 3.4 mm and weight = 0.7 grams. St. Joseph Museum inventory 0.1.15.417 (Vial A) and used with their permission.


Triangular arrowpoint excavated from test unit GG. Length = 19.2 mm, width = 10.3 mm, thickness = 3.2 mm and weight = 0.5 grams. St. Joseph Museum inventory 0.1.15.417 (Vial B) and used with their permission.


Triangular arrowpoint excavated from test unit GG. Length = 21.1 mm, width = 14.4 mm, thickness = 2.8 mm and weight = 0.6 grams. St. Joseph Museum inventory 0.1.15.417 (Vial B) and used with their permission.


Triangular arrowpoint excavated from test unit GG. Length = 18.2 mm, estimated intact length = 26 mm, width = 13.9 mm, thickness = 3.1 mm and weight = 0.8 grams. St. Joseph Museum inventory 0.1.15.417 (Vial B) and used with their permission.


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Many thanks to Sarah Elder, curator of the St. Joseph Museums, for permission to work with the collection from King Hill site. Warm thanks to Michael Fisher, President Emeritus of the Missouri Archaeological Society, for discussing the site with me and encouraging my interest in the archaeology of Northwest Missouri. Special thanks to Ettus Hiatt for editorial assistance in my webpages.
Webpage constructed by Michael Fuller, 11 June 2010

Updated 5 July 2010