Stone tools from the Utz Site 23SA2



Left = Arrowpoint from heat treat chert. Length = 4.2 cm, width = 1.5 cm, thickness = .4 cm, weight = 2.4 grams.
Center = Arrowpoint from local chert. Length = 2.9 cm, width = 1.1 cm, thickness = .3 cm, weight = 0.8 grams.
Right = Small notched arrowpoint from local chert. Length = 2.5 cm, width = 1.1 cm, thickness = .3 cm, weight = 0.9 grams. Ex. collection Carl Taylor.




Right = Arrowpoint from heat treated chert. Length = 2.3 cm, width = 1.5 cm, thickness = .3 cm, weight = 0.9 grams.
Left = Oval shaped arrowpoint from gray chert. Length = 2.7 cm, width = 1.3 cm, thickness = .25 cm, weight = 1.0 grams. Ex. collection Carl Taylor.


Left = Arrowpoint from heat treated chert. Length = 2.7 cm, width = 1.3 cm, thickness = .3 cm, weight = 1.3 grams.
Right = Small arrowpoint from heat treated chert. Length = 1.8 cm, width = 1.3 cm, thickess = .3 cm, weight = 0.7 grams. Ex. collection Carl Taylor.

Left = Small arrowpoint. Length = 3.3 cm, width = 1.6 cm, thickness = .4 cm, weight = 1.0 grams.
Center = Small arrowpoint. Length = 2.2 cm, width = 1.2 cm, thickness = .26 cm, weight = 0.5 grams.
Right = Small arrowpoint. Length = 3.1 cm, width = 1.6 cm, thickness = .3 cm, weight = 1.3 grams. Collection of Earl Lubensky


Left= Small arrowpoint. Length = 3.0 cm, width = 1.4 cm, thickness = 0.3 cm, weight = 1.2 grams
Center = Small arrowpoint (broken and mended). Length = 3.5 cm, width = 1.4 cm, thickness = 0.4 cm, weight = 1.4 grams
Right = Small arrowpoint. Length = 2.5 cm, width = 1.7 cm, thickness = 0.4 cm, weight = 1.2 grams
Collection of Earl Lubensky

Left = Small Nodena-style arrowpoint labelled 4A. Length = 3.9 cm, width = 1.2 cm, thickness = 0.6 cm, weight = 2.2 grams
Center = Small arrowpoint. Length = 1.7 cm, width = 1.0 cm, thickness = 0.3 cm, weight = 0.4 grams
Right = Small arrowpoint. Length = 2.8 cm, width = 1.5 cm, thickness = 0.3 cm, weight = 0.6 grams
Collection of Earl Lubensky

Left = Small arrowpoint. Length = 2.1 cm, width = 1.2 cm, thickness = 0.3 cm, weight = 0.6 grams
Center = Small arrowpoint with serrated edge. Length = 2.2 cm, width = 1.0 cm, thickness = 0.4 cm, weight = 0.7 grams
Right = small arrowpoint. Legnth = 2.2 cm, width = 1.1 cm, thickness = 0.3 cm, weight = 0.6 grams
Collection of Earl Lubensky

Left = Small arrowpoint (labelled "38-B" on reverse). Length = 2.1 cm, width = 1.2 cm, thickness = 0.3 cm, weight = 0.7 grams.
Center = Small arrowpoint. Length = 2.4 cm, width = 1.3 cm, thickness = 0.3 cm, weight = 0.8 grams.
Right = Small arrowpoint. Length = 2.1 cm, width = 1.2 cm, thickness = 0.3 cm, weight = 0.5 grams.
Collection of Earl Lubensky

Small arrowpoint. Length = 2.4 cm, width = 1.3 cm, thickness = 0.3 cm, weight = 0.8 grams.
Notched piece of mussel shell. Length = 3.4 cm, width = 1.9 cm, thickness = 0.4 cm, weight = 3.6 grams
Collection of Earl Lubensky

Basalt Celt. Length 13.1 cm, width = 5.5 cm, thickness = 4.5 cm, weight = 575 grams.
Collection of Early Lubensky



Chert knife illustrated by Eleanor Chapman and published in Chapman (1952:Figure 65o) and Chapman and Chapman (1964:84).



Paired arrowshaft smoothers manufactured from sandstone. Illustrated by Eleanor Chapman and published in Chapman (1952:Figure 65d) and Chapman and Chapman (1964:89). The length of each smoother is reported as 9 inches.



Unifacial (flaked on only one surface) end scrapers. From Bray (1991: Figure 25).


Beveled "Harahey" and elliptical bifaces (flaked on both surfaces). From Bray (1991: Figure 24).
Bibliography:

Berry, Brewton and Carl H. Chapman
1942 An Oneota Site in Missouri. American Antiquity 7(3):290-305.

Bray, Robert T.
1963 Southern Cult Motifs from the Utz Oneota Site in Saline County, Missouri. Missouri Archaeologist 25:1-40.

1978 European Trade Goods from the Utz Site and the Search for Fort Orleans. Missouri Archaeologist 39.

1991 The Utz Site: An Oneota Village in Central Missouri. Missouri Archaeologist 52.

Chapman, Carl H.
1946 A Preliminary Survey of Missouri Archaeology, Part 1: Historic Indian Tribes. Missouri Archaeologist. 10(1)

1952 Cultural Sequence in the Lower Missouri Valley. in Archaeology of the Eastern United States. Edited by James B. Griffin. University of Chicago Press.

Chapman, Carl H. and Eleanor F. Chapman
1964 Indians and Archaeology of Missouri. University of Missouri Press, Columbia.

Fowke, Gerard
1910 Antiquities of Central and Southeastern Missouri. Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 37.

Lubensky, Earl H.
1983 An Oneota Pit Complex. The Missouri Archaeologist. 44: 75-108


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