Wray - Martin Mound 1, 23BE3


A farm fence ran directly across the Wray - Martin Mound 1, 23BE3. Rescue excavation exposed the bedrock beneath the mound. Photograph provided by Professor W. Raymond Wood, University of Missouri at Columbia.



Colorized plan of mound number 1 at the Wray - Martin site. Adapted from Wood (1967: Figure 23).



Colorized profile of mound number 1 at the Wray - Martin site. Adapted from Wood (1967: Figure 23).



Chipped stone artifacts and bone artifacts from the Wray - Martin Mound number 1 (Wood 1967: Figure 24). The artifacts from the mound included four Scallorn points (a to d) and two Reed points (e and f). Larger stone tools included twenty-five Rice Side Notched points (a' to j') as well as unnamed dart point types (u). The most unusual artifact from the mound was the cut maxilla of a wolf. "It had been cut from the skull, the hard palate removed, and the base ground down so that the teeth were held in place a thin strip of bone" (Wood 1967:57).


Wood, J. Raymond
1967 The Fristoe Burial Complex of Southwestern Missouri. Missouri Archaeologist 29.

Special thanks to Professor W. Raymond Wood for his permission to create this webpage.
Webpage constructed by Michael Fuller, 16 December 2007