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kelley site (14DP11)
The Kelley site (14DP11) is a multicomponent site located in Doniphan County, northeastern Kansas on Squaw Creek that encompasses approximately 5 acres. Excavations were directed by Dr. Alfred Johnson during 1967 and 1968. Seventeen features were identified and interpreted as refuse pits, fire pits, and a bone marrow extraction area. Ceramic artifacts recovered included sherds, a miniature vessel, and clay pipes. Other artifacts included points, drills, scrapers, and groundstone artifacts.  [map1]*  [map2]*

young site (23PL4)
The Young site (23PL4) is located northwest of Kansas City in Platte County, Missouri along Brush Creek. The site extends over an area of about 30 acres. It is a multi-component site with the Kansas City Hopewell component occupying 5 acres. The site was excavated in 1971 by the Kansas Archaeological Field School with students from both the University of Kansas and Kansas Sate University.  [map1]*  [map2]*

trowbridge site (14WY1)
The Trowbridge site (14WY1) located in Wyandotte County, Kansas is an extensive village site covering approximately 4.9 acres. In 1971, the site was placed on the National Register. In the 1960ís Roger Manion, an amateur archaeologist, tested the Trowbridge site and recovered a variety of artifacts that are now curated at the KU Museum of Anthropology. From 1963-1966 the University of Kansas under the direction of Dr Robert Squier and Dr. Alfred Johnson investigated the site. The site was excavated in three main sections designated as A, B, and C. A total of 711m2 was excavated representing only a small fraction of the entire site.  [map1]*

aker site (23PL43)
The Aker site (23PL43) is the only recorded Kansas City Hopewell village located on the Missouri River floodplain in Platte County, Missouri. Avocational archaeologist, R. B. Aker collected artifacts from the surface of the site and conducted limited testing. The material from the Aker collection is curated at the KU Museum of Anthropology. In 1975 students from University of Kansas and Kansas State University under the direction of Dr. Alfred Johnson excavated the site. It is suggested based on artifact distribution that the site encompasses over 15 acres.

quarry creek site (14LV1082)
In 1970, Mr. Les Hixon, an amateur archaeologist, discovered the Quarry Creek site (14LV1082) during limited excavation that revealed chipped stone, ceramic sherds, faunal remains, charcoal, and daub. Tom Witty, an archaeologist from the Kansas State Historical Society, visited the site in 1972 and nominated the site for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. The site was excavated in 1991 by the Kansas Archaeological Field School under the direction of Dr. Brad Logan. The site is located on the Fort Leavenworth military reservation in Leavenworth County, Kansas. The site covers an area of approximately 8,400m2 of which 33m2 was excavated. A variety of features were identified including trash pits, a mass of burned earth, and a concentration of ceramic body sherds. Over 20,000 chipped stone artifacts were recovered from the site. Other artifacts recovered included groundstone tools (n=23), and ecofacts including deer, turkey, canid, turtle, mussel, and fish remains. Plant remains were represented by nutshell fragments of black walnut, hickory, hazel, and acorn as well as cherry and grape seeds, bulrush, purslane, pigweed and sunflower. Three maize fragments were also recovered and identified.  [map1]*

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