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Reconstructing Daily Life in Little Flat Creek Valley

Author(s): Emma L Verstraete

Year: 2015

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The early nineteenth century was tumultuous for Barry County in southwest Missouri. Originally made up of unclaimed acreage and the land grants for the Osage and Delaware Native American tribes, the area was redefined as a county when Missouri reached statehood in 1821 and then later divided into four smaller counties. Through all of these boundary changes the Little Flat Creek Valley was occupied nearly continuously, first by native tribes and later by Phillip Marbut and his family. Archaeological survey techniques will be employed, with the original limestone foundation of the Marbut homestead standing as a research point. Shovel testing and test units around the foundation and original land boundaries will be implemented to determine further research direction. Since there are few records left from early occupation, artifacts yielded will prove to be useful in reconstructing daily life in the valley through its distinctive boundary changes in the early 1800s.



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Reconstructing Daily Life in Little Flat Creek Valley. Emma L Verstraete. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 434144)


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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 440

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America