Matthews Site, 23NM3
The Matthew Site is located in New Madrid County
in Southeast Missouri. The sample of artifacts from the site were donated
to the Museum of Anthropology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
The site is situated on private property and
is not open to the public.
A summary of research at the site can be found in O'Brien and Wood (1998:324). O'Brien (1996:60-67) and
Digitized and colorized 19th century map of the Matthews Site from Porter (1880:Plate C).
The south boundary of the fortified site had been destroyed by cultivation when Porter mapped the site.
Rimsherd of net impressed ware. Scale in centimeters.
Matthews Incised rimsherd and handle.
Artifact tag in the collection in the Museum of Anthropology at the University of
Chapman, Carl H.
1980 Archaeology of Missouri, II. University of Missouri Press, Columbia.
O'Brien, Michael J.
1996 Paradidgns of the Past: The story of Missouri Archaeology. University of Missouri Press, Columbia.
O'Brien, Michael J. and W. Raymond Wood
1998 The Prehistory of Missouri. University of Missouri Press, Columbia.
Potter, W. B.
1880 Archaeological remains in southeastern Misouri. in Contributions to the Archaeology
of Missouri, by the Archaeological Section of the St. Louis Academy of Science Bates, Salem (Mass.)
Walker, Winslow M. and Robert M. Adams
1946 "Excavations in the Matthews Site, New Madrid County, Missouri"
Transactions of the Academy of Science of St. Louis, 31(4): 75-120.
Thanks to Karen O'Brien (Collections Manager, Museum of Anthropology, University of Michigan)
and John Speth (Curator, Museum of Anthropology, University of Michigan) for permission to study artifacts from Missouri in
the Museum of Anthropology at the University of Michigan.
Special thanks to the grandson of Potter who showed me an original copy of the publication that had belonged
to the professor. Many smiles to Ettus Hiatt for her help with text and content editing.
Webpage created 8 July 2009