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Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011

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Summary

The Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) is a small rockshelter with associated historic features. The site is located on a southeast facing slope above an unnamed tributary of the East Fork of the Little Blue River in Jackson County. The property is part of Blue Springs Lake, owned by the USACE Kansas City District, and is operated by the Jackson County Parks and Recreation. Due to the fact that vandalism was identified at the rockshelter, Jackson County Parks and Recreation conducted a pedestrian survey in the vicinity of the rockshelter.

A moderately large prehistoric lithic scatter was identified during the survey along with historic features including a stacked limestone chimney, a rock and concrete patio, and rock steps leading to the top of the bluff. It was determined that these features likely date to the early to mid-1900s. Archaeological testing began in July 2011 and continued into August 2011, led by Principal Investigator John Peterson. (Peterson 2011).

The digital materials in this collection were processed by the Veterans Curation Program (VCP), and include the artifact database, artifact report, finding aid, photographic material spreadsheet, scanned asset key, and select archival and artifact photographs. Additional digital materials held by the VCP include the archives database, additional archival and artifact photographs, box labels, document folder listing, field notes, initial data collection, and records removal sheets. For additional information on these materials, refer to the Finding Aid.


Cite this Record

Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011. ( tDAR id: 426338) ; doi:10.6067/XCV86M39F0


Keywords


Spatial Coverage

min long: -94.406; min lat: 38.974 ; max long: -94.244; max lat: 39.07 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): US Army Corps of Engineers Mandatory Center of Expertise for the Curation and Management of Archaeological Collections, St. Louis District

Contributor(s): Brockington and Associates, Inc.

Principal Investigator(s): John Peterson

Landowner(s): US Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District

Sponsor(s): US Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District ; US Army Corps of Engineers Mandatory Center of Expertise for the Curation and Management of Archaeological Collections, St. Louis District

Repository(s): Fort Osage

Prepared By(s): Veterans Curation Program

Submitted To(s): US Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District


Notes

General Note: The digital materials in this collection were processed by the Veterans Curation Program (VCP), and include the artifact database, artifact report, finding aid, photographic material spreadsheet, scanned asset key, and select archival and artifact photographs. Additional digital materials held by the VCP include the archives database, additional archival and artifact photographs, box labels, document folder listing, field notes, initial data collection, and records removal sheets. For additional information on these materials, refer to the Finding Aid.


Source Collections

Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011 stored at Fort Osage, Missouri.

Resources Inside this Project (Viewing 1-51 of 51)

Documents

  1. Artifact Report, Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011 (2015)
    DOCUMENT [ID: 426412] Catherine McMahon. Sharon Knobbe.

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Kansas City District archaeological collections were sent to the Veterans Curation Program’s (VCP) St. Louis laboratory in September 2012. The St. Louis VCP laboratory is a USACE, St. Louis District’s Mandatory Center of Expertise for the Curation and Management of Archaeological Collections program, which is staffed through Brockington and Associates, an archaeological contract firm located in Norcross, Georgia. The procedures employed to re-house the...

  2. Finding Aid, Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011 (2015)
    DOCUMENT [ID: 426415] Veterans Curation Program.

    This collection is referred to as "Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011.” This name is consistent throughout the finding aid, the file folders, and the box labels. The extent of this collection is half (0.5) of a linear inch. The documents from this project were received from the investigation’s principal investigator, John Peterson, through e-mail correspondence. The files included four PDF documents and 41 JPEG digital photographic files. The PDF files were printed on acid-free paper and...

Images

  1. Building Material Artifact Photographs, Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011 (2015)
    IMAGE [ID: 426340] Veterans Curation Program.

    Photographs of building material artifacts collected during the Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011 archaeological investigation in the Blue Springs Lake areas, in Jackson County, Missouri.

  2. Ceramic Artifact Photograph, Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011 (2015)
    IMAGE [ID: 426339] Veterans Curation Program.

    Photograph of ceramic artifact collected during the Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011 archaeological investigation in the Blue Springs Lake areas, in Jackson County, Missouri.

  3. Faunal Artifact Photographs, Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011 (2015)
    IMAGE [ID: 426341] Veterans Curation Program.

    Photographs of faunal artifacts collected during the Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011 archaeological investigation in the Blue Springs Lake areas, in Jackson County, Missouri.

  4. Metal Artifact Photographs, Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011 (2015)
    IMAGE [ID: 426342] Veterans Curation Program.

    Photographs of metal artifacts collected during the Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011 archaeological investigation in the Blue Springs Lake areas, in Jackson County, Missouri.

  5. Plastic Artifact Photograph, Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011 (2015)
    IMAGE [ID: 426343] Veterans Curation Program.

    Photograph of plastic artifact collected during the Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011 archaeological investigation in the Blue Springs Lake areas, in Jackson County, Missouri.

  6. Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011, Archival Photograph, 1043-0005 (2011)
    IMAGE [ID: 426416] Veterans Curation Program.

    Digital photograph of spray painted graffiti during the Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011 archaeological investigation in the Blue Springs Lake areas, in Jackson County, Missouri.

  7. Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011, Archival Photograph, 1043-0006 (2011)
    IMAGE [ID: 426417] Veterans Curation Program.

    Digital photograph of graffiti wall, three workers during the Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011 archaeological investigation in the Blue Springs Lake areas, in Jackson County, Missouri.

  8. Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011, Archival Photograph, 1043-0007 (2011)
    IMAGE [ID: 426418] Veterans Curation Program.

    Digital photograph of sitting and standing excavators during the Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011 archaeological investigation in the Blue Springs Lake areas, in Jackson County, Missouri.

  9. Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011, Archival Photograph, 1043-0008 (2011)
    IMAGE [ID: 426420] Veterans Curation Program.

    Digital photograph of wall with vines during the Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011 archaeological investigation in the Blue Springs Lake areas, in Jackson County, Missouri.

  10. Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011, Archival Photograph, 1043-0009 (2011)
    IMAGE [ID: 426421] Veterans Curation Program.

    Digital photograph of man with hand sanitizer during the Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011 archaeological investigation in the Blue Springs Lake areas, in Jackson County, Missouri.

  11. Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011, Archival Photograph, 1043-0010 (2011)
    IMAGE [ID: 426422] Veterans Curation Program.

    Digital photograph of Gina Powell sitting during the Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011 archaeological investigation in the Blue Springs Lake areas, in Jackson County, Missouri.

  12. Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011, Archival Photograph, 1043-0011 (2011)
    IMAGE [ID: 426423] Veterans Curation Program.

    Digital photograph of beginning excavation during the Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011 archaeological investigation in the Blue Springs Lake areas, in Jackson County, Missouri.

  13. Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011, Archival Photograph, 1043-0012 (2011)
    IMAGE [ID: 426424] Veterans Curation Program.

    Digital photograph of handful of material during the Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011 archaeological investigation in the Blue Springs Lake areas, in Jackson County, Missouri.

  14. Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011, Archival Photograph, 1043-0013 (2011)
    IMAGE [ID: 426425] Veterans Curation Program.

    Digital photograph of depth check during the Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011 archaeological investigation in the Blue Springs Lake areas, in Jackson County, Missouri.

  15. Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011, Archival Photograph, 1043-0014 (2011)
    IMAGE [ID: 426426] Veterans Curation Program.

    Digital photograph of artifact analysis during the Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011 archaeological investigation in the Blue Springs Lake areas, in Jackson County, Missouri.

  16. Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011, Archival Photograph, 1043-0015 (2011)
    IMAGE [ID: 426427] Veterans Curation Program.

    Digital photograph of mapping underneath shelter overhang during the Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011 archaeological investigation in the Blue Springs Lake areas, in Jackson County, Missouri.

  17. Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011, Archival Photograph, 1043-0016 (2011)
    IMAGE [ID: 426428] Veterans Curation Program.

    Digital photograph of artifact discussion during the Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011 archaeological investigation in the Blue Springs Lake areas, in Jackson County, Missouri.

  18. Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011, Archival Photograph, 1043-0017 (2011)
    IMAGE [ID: 426429] Veterans Curation Program.

    Digital photograph of shaker screening during the Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011 archaeological investigation in the Blue Springs Lake areas, in Jackson County, Missouri.

  19. Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011, Archival Photograph, 1043-0018 (2011)
    IMAGE [ID: 426430] Veterans Curation Program.

    Digital photograph of main entry and exit stone stairway during the Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011 archaeological investigation in the Blue Springs Lake areas, in Jackson County, Missouri.

  20. Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011, Archival Photograph, 1043-0019 (2011)
    IMAGE [ID: 426431] Veterans Curation Program.

    Digital photograph of tree overgrowth during the Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011 archaeological investigation in the Blue Springs Lake areas, in Jackson County, Missouri.

  21. Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011, Archival Photograph, 1043-0020 (2011)
    IMAGE [ID: 426432] Veterans Curation Program.

    Digital photograph of group excavation during the Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011 archaeological investigation in the Blue Springs Lake areas, in Jackson County, Missouri.

  22. Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011, Archival Photograph, 1043-0021 (2011)
    IMAGE [ID: 426433] Veterans Curation Program.

    Digital photograph of group with pin flags during the Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011 archaeological investigation in the Blue Springs Lake areas, in Jackson County, Missouri.

  23. Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011, Archival Photograph, 1043-0022 (2011)
    IMAGE [ID: 426434] Veterans Curation Program.

    Digital photograph of two excavators checking compass measurement during the Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011 archaeological investigation in the Blue Springs Lake areas, in Jackson County, Missouri.

  24. Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011, Archival Photograph, 1043-0023 (2011)
    IMAGE [ID: 426435] Veterans Curation Program.

    Digital photograph of north compass check during the Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011 archaeological investigation in the Blue Springs Lake areas, in Jackson County, Missouri.

  25. Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011, Archival Photograph, 1043-0024 (2011)
    IMAGE [ID: 426436] Veterans Curation Program.

    Digital photograph of three excavators under overhang during the Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011 archaeological investigation in the Blue Springs Lake areas, in Jackson County, Missouri.

  26. Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011, Archival Photograph, 1043-0025 (2011)
    IMAGE [ID: 426437] Veterans Curation Program.

    Digital photograph of shaker screen shifting during the Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011 archaeological investigation in the Blue Springs Lake areas, in Jackson County, Missouri.

  27. Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011, Archival Photograph, 1043-0026 (2011)
    IMAGE [ID: 426438] Veterans Curation Program.

    Digital photograph of soil probing underneath shelter overhang during the Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011 archaeological investigation in the Blue Springs Lake areas, in Jackson County, Missouri.

  28. Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011, Archival Photograph, 1043-0027 (2011)
    IMAGE [ID: 426439] Veterans Curation Program.

    Digital photograph of Test Unit 3 "Patio" floor, without flash during the Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011 archaeological investigation in the Blue Springs Lake areas, in Jackson County, Missouri.

  29. Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011, Archival Photograph, 1043-0028 (2011)
    IMAGE [ID: 426440] Veterans Curation Program.

    Digital photograph of Test Unit 3 "Patio" floor, with flash during the Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011 archaeological investigation in the Blue Springs Lake areas, in Jackson County, Missouri.

  30. Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011, Archival Photograph, 1043-0029 (2011)
    IMAGE [ID: 426441] Veterans Curation Program.

    Digital photograph of Test Unit 3 "Patio" floor, close-up with flash during the Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011 archaeological investigation in the Blue Springs Lake areas, in Jackson County, Missouri.

  31. Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011, Archival Photograph, 1043-0030 (2011)
    IMAGE [ID: 426442] Veterans Curation Program.

    Digital photograph of Test Unit 3 "Patio" floor, close-up without flash during the Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011 archaeological investigation in the Blue Springs Lake areas, in Jackson County, Missouri.

  32. Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011, Archival Photograph, 1043-0031 (2011)
    IMAGE [ID: 426443] Veterans Curation Program.

    Digital photograph of Test Unit 1 "Patio" floor, with flash during the Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011 archaeological investigation in the Blue Springs Lake areas, in Jackson County, Missouri.

  33. Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011, Archival Photograph, 1043-0032 (2011)
    IMAGE [ID: 426444] Veterans Curation Program.

    Digital photograph of Test Unit 1 "Patio "floor, close-up with flash during the Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011 archaeological investigation in the Blue Springs Lake areas, in Jackson County, Missouri.

  34. Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011, Archival Photograph, 1043-0033 (2011)
    IMAGE [ID: 426445] Veterans Curation Program.

    Digital photograph of Test Unit 1 "Patio" floor, close-up without flash during the Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011 archaeological investigation in the Blue Springs Lake areas, in Jackson County, Missouri.

  35. Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011, Archival Photograph, 1043-0034 (2011)
    IMAGE [ID: 426446] Veterans Curation Program.

    Digital photograph of Test Unit 4 "Patio" floor, with flash during the Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011 archaeological investigation in the Blue Springs Lake areas, in Jackson County, Missouri.

  36. Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011, Archival Photograph, 1043-0035 (2011)
    IMAGE [ID: 426447] Veterans Curation Program.

    Digital photograph of Test Unit 4 "Patio" floor, close-up without flash during the Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011 archaeological investigation in the Blue Springs Lake areas, in Jackson County, Missouri.

  37. Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011, Archival Photograph, 1043-0036 (2011)
    IMAGE [ID: 426448] Veterans Curation Program.

    Digital photograph of Test Unit 4 "Patio" floor, without flash during the Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011 archaeological investigation in the Blue Springs Lake areas, in Jackson County, Missouri.

  38. Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011, Archival Photograph, 1043-0037 (2011)
    IMAGE [ID: 426449] Veterans Curation Program.

    Digital photograph of Test Unit 2, Level 1, with flash and pointing excavator during the Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011 archaeological investigation in the Blue Springs Lake areas, in Jackson County, Missouri.

  39. Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011, Archival Photograph, 1043-0038 (2011)
    IMAGE [ID: 426450] Veterans Curation Program.

    Digital photograph of Test Unit 2, Level 1, close-up with flash during the Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011 archaeological investigation in the Blue Springs Lake areas, in Jackson County, Missouri.

  40. Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011, Archival Photograph, 1043-0039 (2011)
    IMAGE [ID: 426451] Veterans Curation Program.

    Digital photograph of Test Unit 2, Level 1, with flash during the Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011 archaeological investigation in the Blue Springs Lake areas, in Jackson County, Missouri.

  41. Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011, Archival Photograph, 1043-0040 (2011)
    IMAGE [ID: 426452] Veterans Curation Program.

    Digital photograph of Test Unit 2, Level 1, with flash and excavation tools in foreground during the Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011 archaeological investigation in the Blue Springs Lake areas, in Jackson County, Missouri.

  42. Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011, Archival Photograph, 1043-0041 (2011)
    IMAGE [ID: 426453] Veterans Curation Program.

    Digital photograph of Test Unit 2, Level 1, close-up without excavation tools in foreground during the Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011 archaeological investigation in the Blue Springs Lake areas, in Jackson County, Missouri.

  43. Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011, Archival Photograph, 1043-0042 (2015)
    IMAGE [ID: 426454] Veterans Curation Program.

    Digital photograph of group excavation overview during the Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011 archaeological investigation in the Blue Springs Lake areas, in Jackson County, Missouri.

  44. Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011, Archival Photograph, 1043-0043 (2015)
    IMAGE [ID: 426455] Veterans Curation Program.

    Digital photograph of group excavation with shaker screening in foreground during the Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011 archaeological investigation in the Blue Springs Lake areas, in Jackson County, Missouri.

  45. Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011, Archival Photograph, 1043-0044 (2015)
    IMAGE [ID: 426456] Veterans Curation Program.

    Digital photograph of test unit excavation underneath graffiti wall during the Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011 archaeological investigation in the Blue Springs Lake areas, in Jackson County, Missouri.

  46. Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011, Archival Photograph, 1043-0045 (2015)
    IMAGE [ID: 426419] Veterans Curation Program.

    Digital photograph of group excavations with stone chimney in background during the Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011 archaeological investigation in the Blue Springs Lake areas, in Jackson County, Missouri.

Datasets

  1. Artifact Database, Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011 (2015)
    DATASET [ID: 426413] Veterans Curation Program.

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Kansas City District archaeological collections were sent to the Veterans Curation Program’s (VCP) St. Louis laboratory in September 2012. The St. Louis VCP laboratory is a USACE, St. Louis District’s Mandatory Center of Expertise for the Curation and Management of Archaeological Collections program, which is staffed through Brockington and Associates, an archaeological contract firm located in Norcross, Georgia. The procedures employed to re-house the...

  2. Photographic Material Spreadsheet, Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011 (2015)
    DATASET [ID: 426414] Veterans Curation Program.

    This is the photographic material spreadsheet for the Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011 collection.

  3. Scanned Asset Key, Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011 (2015)
    DATASET [ID: 427882] Chris Keonig.

    This is the scanned asset key for the Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011 collection stored at Fort Osage.

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