Renaud Cave , 23PH16

Renaud Cave (23PH16) is situated in the Meramec River Drainage. It was first mentioned in archaeological literature by Gerard Fowke (1922:23). John Saunders has a small collection of artifacts from the cave that were collected in 1970 when he tested the site with Ralph Roberts, Jack Scrivner, and Mike Williams. The site is not open to the public.


Mouth piece fragment of a Middle Woodland Period platform pipe. The pipemaker may have used a stalactite because of the even conduit that is found down the center of the cave formations. Length = 4.0 cm, width = 3.2 cm, thickness = 1.8 cm, hole diameter at preserved end = 8 mm, hole diameter at broken edge = 3.5 mm. Weight = 34.2 grams.



Meramec Spring Cordmarked bodysherd with fine limestone temper inclusions. 8 mm thick and weight of 25.2 grams.



Meramec Spring cordmarked bodysherd with fine limestone temper inclusions. 6 mm thick and weight of 16.7 grams



Expanding stem base. Length - 30 mm, width = 29 mm, thickness = 8 mm and weight = 8.6 grams.



Small, serrated arrowpoint. Length = 19 mm, width = 8 mm, thickness = 2.5 mm and weight = 0.4 grams.



Serrated arrowpoint. Length = 28 mm, width = 13 mm, thickness = 4.5 mm and weight = 1.1 grams.



Small arrowpoint. Length = 16 mm, width = 10 mm, thickness = 3 mm, and weight = 0.4 grams.



Small, serrated arrowpoint. Length = 16 mm, width = 10 mm, thickness = 3 mm, and weight = 0.3 grams.



Rice lanceolate. Length = 66 mm, width = 22 mm, thickness = 7 mm, and weight = 12.7 grams.


Bone tool manufactured from a split long bone. Length = 69 mm, width = 18 mm, thickness = 8 mm and weight = 6.5 grams.



Fowke, Gerard
1922 Archaeological Investigations. Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 76.


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