Tag Archives: Avenue of Saints Project

Excavations at the Artesian Branch Site

Overview of the Excavation at the Artesian Branch Site.

Overview of the Excavation at the Artesian Branch Site.

by Richard Herndon, Principal Investigator

Artesian Branch was a large Late Woodland site investigated during the course of the AOS project (see http://www.modot.org/ehp/AvenueofSaints.htm on the MoDOT website for a summary of the AOS project). Located at the base of a north–south trending bluff along the western edge of the Mississippi floodplain, this site was occupied from approximately A.D. 600 to 1100/1200. Continue reading

Pottery and Tools Recovered from the Carskadon Site Tell a Story

by Richard Herndon, Principal Investigator

Yesterday I introduced the Carskadon Site that CRA excavated during the AOS project. The site has a Middle Woodland occupation (circa A.D. 1–250). Many of the traits observed in the ceramics and lithic artifacts indicated an affiliation with Havana-Hopewell seen elsewhere in the region at this time. Today I’ll expand on the discussion from yesterday. Continue reading

Excavations at the Carskadon Site

Overview of the landscape around the Carskadon site.

Overview of the landscape surrounding the Carskadon site.

by Richard Herndon, Principal Investigator

Carskadon was another site investigated during the course of the AOS project (see http://www.modot.org/ehp/AvenueofSaints.htm on the MoDOT website for a summary of the AOS project). This site was periodically inhabited over the last 2,000 years with the largest occupation occurring during the Middle Woodland (circa A.D. 1–250). Continue reading

An introduction to the Avenue of Saints Project, Missouri

Over the next week, Andrew Bradbury and Richard Herndon will discuss the Avenue of Saints Project conducted in Lewis and Clark Counties, Missouri, between November 2004 and August 2006.

By Andrew Bradbury 

Middle and Late Woodland features were exposed just below the plow zone at the Carskadon site.

Middle and Late Woodland features were exposed just below the plow zone at the Carskadon site.

From November of 2004 to August of 2006, CRA conducted archaeological excavations in association with the Avenue of the Saints (AOS) project in Lewis and Clark Counties, Missouri. Our work on the AOS project took us to 55 different archaeological sites. Continue reading