23BN1 - King Hill Site in St. Joseph, Missouri



Mike Fisher examines the south profile of Test Pit EEE. This photograph and the others at this webpage were copied from the archives of the St. Joseph Museum.

Historic Debris from Test Pit FF, Level 3 at the King Hill site.



Bone Pen from the King Hill site.
Bodysherd modified by a drilled hole from the King Hill site.

Opening of the King Hill exhibit at the St. Joseph Museum. Roy Coy (Director, St. Joseph Museum), Ray Wood (UMC), Carl Chapman (UMC), Marvin Kivett (Director, Nebraska State Historical Museum, Henry Hamiliton (Missouri Archaeological Society), and Bob Bray (UMC).



Image captioned "girls can dig, too" in the St. Joseph Museum publication.
Students trowel the surface of the King Hill site.
Shovel skimming and measuring features at the King Hill site.
Excavating squares. Debris bag label says Test Pit EE at the King Hill site.

Excavation units along the sidewalk at the King Hill site.

Plane table mapping of the excavated features and artifacts at the King Hill site.

Sifting soil from the excavation at the King Hill site.

Bison bones and pottery sherds in Square FF, Level 5 at the King Hill site.

Dale Henning pointing out a dark soil in the South Profile of Sectopm F at the King Hill site.

View of the excavation at King Hill in St. Joseph, Mo.

Student examining sifted soil for waste flakes and carbonized botanicals at the King Hill site.

Dale Henning examines the plane table map of King Hill.

Deep trench at the King Hill Site.

Ladder in the excavated trench at the King Hill site.

Water screening to recover charred botanicals at the King Hill site.

Pit feature filled with pottery sherds in Test Unit F, level 4 at the King Hill site.

Artifacts on the surface of Test Unit EEE, Level 9 at the King Hill site.

Pottery sherds in situ, test unit FFF, Level 9 at the King Hill site.

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.
Website created in 26 June 2010