Summary of the 2016 Odyssey Field Season

The 2016 field season has wrapped up and Odyssey crews are enjoying a brief summer vacation before returning to classes at the University of Kansas in August. This season Odyssey returned to the Ozark National Scenic Riverway in southeast Missouri to follow up on survey, test excavations and geoarchaeological research conducted in 2008, 2009, and 2011. Excavation also continued for a sixth year at the Scheuerman Mammoth site in western Kansas.

  1. Excavations at the Two Rivers site (23SH101) in the Ozark National Scenic Riverway, southeastern Missouri.
  2. Excavations at the Scheuerman Mammoth site (14SC327) in Scott County, western Kansas.

Map of Kansas showing older field sites in blue and this year's work in red.

Scheuerman Mammoth site in western Kansas.

Rolfe Mandel explains the site stratigraphy to the Odyssey crew.

Two Rivers site in southeast Missouri.

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