Abstract

EARLY MAN IN EASTERN MISSOURI

BY ROBERT MC CORMICK ADAMS

Investigations conducted by the Academy of Science of St. Louis and the W. P. A. uncovered evidences of early man in eastern Missouri at the large Hidden Valley rock shelter 30 miles south of St. Louis and a mile from the Mississippi. The rock shelter lies at the base of Saint Peter sandstone.

Beneath the center of the shelter under a late fill containing evidences of late Indian occupation where pottery was more common than stone implements was found a clearly marked gully channel containing 75 projectile points, most of them broken, of several different forms but only 2 fragments of pottery in secondary position. Typologically these points have their counterparts in known early components of the Woodland Pattern in the Mississippi Valley—viz., small concave based points, a small channeled form, and large side-notched points. The gully was formed . . .

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