A GIS compilation of field data from the Smith's Fork Archaeological Site (23CL223), Clay County, Missouri
Shaver, Douglas Edward
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The Smith's Fork (23CL223) archaeological site, located in Clay County, Missouri was investigated using pedestrian survey, ground penetrating radar, shovel testing, archaeological excavations and a geologic study of river terraces. Used in concert and compiled in a Geographic Information Systems (GIS), these techniques help to delimit the location and use of prehistoric archaeological settlement patterns that favored river terrace and flood plain locations along the Missouri River Valley system, such as Steed-Kisker phase agricultural communities, to time- and cost-effectively characterize deposits buried in these locations.
Table of Contents
Introduction and purpose -- The Steed-Kisker cultural phase -- Methods and data -- Interpretation -- Discussion and conclusion -- Appendix A. Smith's Fork artifact catalog -- Appendix B. Feature 1 artifact catalog -- Appendix C. 1976 artifacts catalog -- Appendix D. Hand auger log with all charcoal levels highlighted -- Appendix E. Midden and auger log