Nebo Hill Archeological Site

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Nebo Hill Archeological Site
Archaeological Survey of Missouri #23-CL-11
Nebo Hill.jpg
Location Liberty, Missouri
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 71000465[1]
Added to NRHP March 4, 1971

Nebo Hill Archeological Site is a large hill a few miles southwest of Excelsior Springs, Missouri. It has the highest elevation in Clay County and is named after the family who owned the property in the 1900s.[2]

Archaeological findings[edit]

The hill is now a large archaeological site, with several ancient Native American artifacts having been found there. This ancient culture has been named the Nebo Hill culture.[2]

The ancient peoples lived along Fishing River, a tributary of the Missouri River. The culture flourished from 3,000 to 1,000 BCE. Their distinctive spearhead and axe designs have been found as far north as Canada.[2] There have also been many pottery findings.[3] Artifacts from the Nebo Hill culture have also been found at the Renner Site near Riverside, Missouri.[4]

The Nebo Hill culture is a Late Archaic culture, and it is thought to be the ancestral to the later Kansas City Hopewellian culture.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register of Historic Places-Missouri(MO), Clay County". Retrieved 2010-01-25. 
  2. ^ a b c "The Archaic Period". Fishing River. FishingRiver.com. Retrieved 2011-05-15. 
  3. ^ http://associations.missouristate.edu/mas/programs/potterybrochure.pdf[dead link]
  4. ^ "Renner-Brenner Site Park". GaryBrenner.com. Retrieved 2011-05-15. 
  5. ^ http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/prehistory/northamerica/culture/plains/kansascityhopewell.html[dead link]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°12′36″N 94°21′15″W / 39.21000°N 94.35417°W / 39.21000; -94.35417