In keeping with the goals of Odyssey, recent efforts have focused on the Severance Formation, a late Pleistocene-age sediment assemblage, and the stratified oersonals deposits within it. Photo 3. Chipped-stone was recovered from within and below the buried soil.
Photo 2. The crew water-screens all soil and sediment removed from the units, looking for smaller artifacts. Photo 1. Within the Severance, a buried soil, or former stable land surface, is visible within the upper 30 cm of the profile Photo 1.
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A core and scraper from Paleoindian levels. The samples, collected in tubes that are inserted into the profile, will aid in developing site formation chronology Photo 5.
The crew documented and mapped a cluster of Paleoindian chipped-stone in a 50 x 50 cm section of one unit Photo 1 before the material was removed Photo 2. At the Coffey site, excavations continued into the Severance Formation.
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Cluster of chipped-stone in floor of test unit. On the last day of excavations, a KU film crew came out to record an interview with Odyssey director Dr.
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This is the 4th consecutive year Odyssey has worked at this important multi-component archaeological site along the east bank of the Big Blue River. A concentration of buried artifacts may pre-date the Paleoindian or "pre-Clovis" period. Stay tuned for updates throughout the fall as we compile data and prepare for next summer! mahaskw
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Due to inclement weather, excavations set for the Mahaska Mammoth Site near Oskaloosa, Iowa, were cancelled; the Odyssey team hopes to work there at a later date. Jeff Shelton working at the total station.
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The video shows a little bit of the day-in-the life of the Odyssey teamwhich typically includes breakfast and a mid-morning break datign the site Photo 2and teams of diggers, a mapper Photo 3and a person to "shoot in" artifacts with the total station Photo 4. Photo 4.
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All of the test units for the summer were completed on schedule Photo 5. Chipped-stone from the Paleoindian levels in the Severance Formation. The completed excavation units.
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A lithic core and small scraper tool were also recovered from Paleoindian-age levels Photo 3. Despite ificant erosion from lateral migration of the river, a small remnant of the site still holds a rich, stratified Middle and Late Archaic record as well as some evidence of Early Paleoindian occupation.
Thus, Odyssey will continue excavations into the Severance Formation with the hopes of shedding new light on the earliest peoples to inhabit northeast Kansas. Photo 5. Wall of an excavation unit showing the Severance Formation rubified sediment with a buried soil visible in the upper 30 cm darker color.