The Mauss Rockshelter was test excavated by a group of amateur archaeologists from Kansas City during the 1960s. Gary Kroencke has some of the artifacts from the test excavation. Test pits in the site were excavated in arbitrary 12 inch layers and partially sifted. The upper layers of the rockshelter contained typical Mississippian and Woodland culture pottery and small arrowpoints. The lower layers contained typical Archaic Period artifacts.
Click here to see bone tools............ Click here to see stone tools.............
Special thanks to Gary Kroencke for permission to study the artifacts in his collection. The site is situated on private property and is not open for visiting.
Webpage constructed 22 April 2011
Webpage revised 29 July 2011