One of the most significant archaeological sites in the St, Louis area is the Martens Site (23SL222) situated in the municipality of Chesterfield, Missouri.
This website is designed for use by school children, amateur archaeologists and professional archaeologists. Nothing of this site remains after the construction of new subdivisions and the realignment of Olive Street road by the Missouri Highway Department..
Images of the Clovis Points from the Martens Site..... ...............Click here to see digital images of the scrapers
Click here to see images of the blades....................................... ...............Click here to see images of the Dalton Points and Adzes
Any evidence for the Clovis occupation at the Martens Site has been erased by housing subdivisions constructed during 2003.
This bibliography is not exhaustive, but lists some of the relevant publications dealing with the Martens Site:
Koldehoff, Brad, Juliet E. Morrow, Toby A. Morrow, and Richard Martens
1995 The Martens site (23SL222):A Clovis Occupation in St. Louis County, Missouri. Current Research in the Pleistocene 12:24-26
Leach, Mark W.
2002 A Guide to Chesterfield's Ancient History. Privaitely printed.
Martens, Richard E.
1976 "Indians" in Heritage of the Creve Coeur Area. Edited by G. Dalton. Pp. 26-39. City of Creve Coeur, Missouri.
2001 Identification of Clovis End scrapers from the Martens Site (23SL222). Missouri Archaeological Society Quarterly 18(4):4-9
2004 The Surface Collection from the Martens Site, 23SL222. (with Brad Koldehoff, Julie E. Morrow and Toby A. Morrow as co-authors). The Missouri Archaeologist 65:1 - 43.
1996 The Organization of Early Paleo-Indian Lithic Technology in the Confluence region of the Mississippi, Illinois, and Missouri Rivers. Unpublished Ph. D. dissertation, Washington University, Department of Anthropology.
1998 Excavations at the Martens Site, 23SL222. Missouri Archaeological Society Quarterly 15(1):4-7.
2000 A Clovis Camp at the Martens Site. Central States Archaeological Journal 47(2):84
O'Brien, Michael J. and W. Raymond Wood
1998 The Prehistory of Missouri. University of Missouri Press, Columbia.