The following photographs were taken by Richard Martens at the Lilbourn Site (23MN49) when he volunteered in the rescue excavation of this major Mississippi town in Southeast Missouri.







Professor Carl Chapman, University of Missouri - Columbia.







Crew at Lilbourn Site.



Crew at the Lilbourn Site.



Sifting soil at Lilbourn for small artifacts.



Dick Martens, volunteer at Lilbourn and currently a Vice President in the Missouri Archaeological Society.

Burials 5 and 7 during 1975.



Burials 5 and 7 during 1975.

Large sherds of shell tempered pottery.



Artifact tag for drilled piece of bone.



Drilled Bone artifact.

Human burial.

Human burial.

Large sherds to a broken Mississippian vessel.

Sister Mary, a Roman Catholic nun, worked at the Lilbourn site as well as her brother, Benedict Ellis.

Human burial.

Drill Bone artifact.

Human burial.

Human burial.

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