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. There have also been many [2 ] pottery findings. Artifacts from the Nebo Hill culture have also been found at the [3 ] 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 ]
^ "National Register of Historic Places-Missouri(MO), Clay County" . Retrieved 2010-01-25.
^ a b c "The Archaic Period". . FishingRiver.com Fishing River . Retrieved 2011-05-15.
^ "Renner-Brenner Site Park". GaryBrenner.com . Retrieved 2011-05-15.
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Coordinates: 39°12′36″N 94°21′15″W / 39.21000°N 94.35417°W