Shepherd Mound, Platte County


Waldo Wedel examined the Sheperd Mound in 1938. Half of the mound had been removed by looters. The circular base was approximately 90 feet in diameter. The sides rose sharply to a height of 9 to 10 feet.


Flaked knives from the mound.


Pottery vessels and a pipe.


Pottery vessels decorated with incised decoration.



Closeup of the pottery vessel with incised head decoration.


Landscape of the Shepherd Mound.


Shippee, J. Mett
1967 Archaeological Remains in the Area of Kansas City: The Woodland Period, Early, Middle, and Late.
Missouri Archaeological Society Research Series 5.

Wedel, Waldo R.
1943 Archaeological Investigations in Platte and Clay Counties, Mo. U. S. National Museum Bulletin 183.
1959 An Introduction to Kansas Archaeology. Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 174.


Special thanks to Laura Ginn for scanning with some of the images from Waldo Wedel's report for inclusion in this webpage as part of her honor's project for Anthropology 101.


Webpage constructed by Michael Fuller, 1 January 2008