Geology

Why Are There So Many Bluff Shelters in the Ozarks? The unique way the Ozark Mountains were created led to the formation of many bluff shelters and made it possible for the rare cultural resources found in the shelters to be preserved. The Ozark region, which occupies primarily northern Arkansas and southern Missouri, is different…

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Early Archeology

Locals Local residents of the Ozarks have long known about the Native American artifacts found in the bluff shelters. In part this is because they too made use of the shelters in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Archeologists working in these sites often find evidence of their use as barns, areas for stills, and…

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Definitons

Archeologists use a lot of jargon.  Some of it is avoidable, but some of it is useful because it helps us talk about unusual materials or items from the past.  It can also help us be specific about ancient technologies.  Here is a list of archeological terms used on this site that will help you…

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